Trang VoPham

Affiliate Assistant Professor, Epidemiology



Post-doctoral fellowship Cancer Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, 2018
PhD Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, 2014
MS Geographic Information Science and Technology, University of Southern California, 2014
MPH Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, 2010
BA Sociology, Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, 2009



Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center
Public Health Sciences Division, Epidemiology Program
1100 Fairview Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
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Dr. Trang VoPham (she/her/hers) is an epidemiologist whose research focuses on understanding the role of place or location — particularly environmental risk factors — in health using geospatial science. She has examined the associations between environmental exposures, such as particulate matter (PM) air pollution, dioxins, and ultraviolet (UV) radiation, in relation to risk for cancer and other chronic disease outcomes using data from the Nurses’ Health Studies; Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER); SEER-Medicare; Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS); and electronic health records (EHRs). Dr. VoPham is also an expert in developing environmental exposure models using geospatial methods for exposure assessment in epidemiologic studies, including a nationwide spatiotemporal environmental circadian misalignment (ECM) light exposure model.

Research Interests

  • Geospatial science
  • Geographic information systems (GIS)
  • Remote sensing
  • Environmental epidemiology
  • Climate change
  • Social determinants of health
  • Wearable sensors
  • Cancer epidemiology
  • Health disparities
  • Liver disease and cancer

Recent Publications (PubMed)

Characterizing temporal trends in populations exposed to aircraft noise around U.S. airports: 1995-2015.
(2023 Sep 21)
J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol
Nguyen DD, Levy JI, Kim C, Lane KJ, Simon MC, Hart JE, Whitsel EA, VoPham T, Malwitz A, Peters JL

Sugar-Sweetened and Artificially Sweetened Beverages and Risk of Liver Cancer and Chronic Liver Disease Mortality.
(2023 Aug 8)
JAMA 330(6): 537-546
Zhao L, Zhang X, Coday M, Garcia DO, Li X, Mossavar-Rahmani Y, Naughton MJ, Lopez-Pentecost M, Saquib N, Shadyab AH, Simon MS, Snetselaar LG, Tabung FK, Tobias DK, VoPham T, McGlynn KA, Sesso HD, Giovannucci E, Manson JE, Hu FB, Tinker LF, Zhang X

Associations between long-term aircraft noise exposure, cardiovascular disease, and mortality in US cohorts of female nurses.
(2023 Aug)
Environ Epidemiol 7(4): e259
Grady ST, Hart JE, Laden F, Roscoe C, Nguyen DD, Nelson EJ, Bozigar M, VoPham T, Manson JE, Weuve J, Adar SD, Forman JP, Rexrode K, Levy JI, Peters JL

Associations between per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, liver function, and daily alcohol consumption in a sample of U.S. adults.
(2023 Oct 15)
Environ Res 235(): 116651
Ma X, Fisher JA, VoPham T, Vasiliou V, Jones RR

Addressing racial and ethnic disparities in US liver cancer care.
(2023 Jul 1)
Hepatol Commun 7(7):
Kim NJ, Cravero A, VoPham T, Vutien P, Carr R, Issaka RB, Johnston J, McMahon B, Mera J, Ioannou GN

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