Trang VoPham June 2021

Trang VoPham, PhD MS MPH

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology &
Principal Investigator (PI) of the tvplab based at Fred Hutch

Dr. Trang VoPham is an epidemiologist conducting research on environmental risk factors for health using geospatial science methods. She received a PhD and MPH in Epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh, an MS in Geographic Information Science & Technology from the University of Southern California, and completed a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Cancer Epidemiology at Harvard. She is PI of several research grants, including an NIH/NIDDK K01 examining air pollution exposure in relation to liver disease and cancer risk and disparities using electronic health record (EHR) analytics. She has over 40 publications and has presented invited talks including for the National Cancer Institute. She was honored with the 2021 Emerging Scholar in Health & Medical Geography Award from the American Association of Geographers. She is an expert in developing geospatial environmental exposure models for epidemiologic exposure assessments, including a nationwide environmental light exposure model.

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The American Association of Geographers (AAG) organized a panel entitled Careers in Geography: A Discussion with Business, Government, and Nonprofit Sector Geographers.


See the entire panel discussion here (use passcode: 9fKS5Q#H).

selected updates & highlights

May 2022

Abstract on our air pollution

educational intervention study

accepted to ISEE Conference

Mar 2022

Interview on

Freakonomics, M.D.


Mar 2022

Co-Editor for a journal collection on Geospatial Science in

Epidemiologic Research

Feb 2022

Feature talk for

Emerging Scholar Award

in Health & Medical Geography


update on 05.25.22

Scientific abstract accepted to the 2022 International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) Conference that will take place in Athens, Greece in September 2022


Abstract title: "Educational intervention to promote air pollution knowledge and personal exposure mitigation strategies using wearable sensors"

Authors: Trang VoPham, Eric S. Kim, Francine Laden, Jaime E. Hart

We will be presenting preliminary findings from our study, funded by the Prevent Cancer Foundation (PI VoPham), that demonstrated the feasibility of an educational intervention to promote knowledge about air pollution (a known risk factor for lung cancer) using Plume Labs Flow 2 wearable air pollution sensors and educational videos


update on 03.10.22

Featured on the Freakonomics, M.D. podcast to discuss our lab's research on environmental circadian misalignment (i.e., geographic variation in environmental light exposure)

Episode 28: Is Daylight Saving Time Hazardous to Your Health?

Studies discussed during the interview include:

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update on 03.10.22

In collaboration with Co-Editor, Dr. Rena R. Jones (National Cancer Institute), we are accepting submissions for a Research Topic collection of manuscripts on Geospatial Science in Epidemiologic Research in the journal Frontiers in Epidemiology


update on 02.27.22


American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Conference | 2022 | New York, NY


Feature talk as a recipient of the AAG Emerging Scholar Award in Health & Medical Geography


This presentation describes our lab's currently funded and future research projects integrating geospatial science with epidemiology.

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update on 11.17.2021


Published a paper in Environmental Research with results from an epidemiologic study of dioxin emissions and liver cancer risk in the US


update on 04.09.2021


Honored with the 2021 Emerging Scholar in Health and Medical Geography Award from the American Association of Geographers (AAG)


update on 09.25.2020

Interview with Dr. Thomas Lynch, President & Director of Fred Hutch, on a funded research project on air pollution, health disparities, and cancer using geospatial science

CEBP cover July 2018


papers and other works published in scientific journals

Research Grants

active research projects being led by Dr. VoPham as PI

Invited Talks

a list of selected invited presentations