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  • Introduction

    Trang VoPham--October 2011

    My name is Trang and I am an epidemiology PhD candidate at the University of Pittsburgh. My background is in epidemiology, geographic information science (GIS), sociology, and environmental science.

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    Education

    University of Pittsburgh -- Graduate School of Public Health
    PhD: Epidemiology (cancer concentration)
    2011 - present (anticipated December 2014)
    Mentor: Joel Weissfeld, MD, MPH


    University of Southern California -- Spatial Sciences Institute
    MS: Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIST)
    2012 - 2014
    Thesis advisor: John Wilson, PhD
    Awarded second place in 2014 GIST Thesis Prize Competition


    University of Southern California -- Spatial Sciences Institute
    Graduate Certificate: Geographic Information Science and Technology
    2012


    University of Pittsburgh -- Graduate School of Public Health
    MPH: Epidemiology
    2009 - 2010
    Advisor: Kristen Jean Mertz, MD, MPH


    University of Virginia -- College of Arts & Sciences
    BA: Sociology Major, Environmental Science Minor
    2005 - 2009
    Advisor: Milton Vickerman, PhD




    Research Interests

    Cancer, environmental, and spatial epidemiology; geographic information systems (GIS); remote sensing; data linkage




    Skills and Proficiencies

    Skills: research design and methods; data management; statistical analyses; oral presentations; scientific writing; geospatial analysis; GIS; vector spatial data (geoprocessing and analysis); remote sensing/raster data (image preprocessing, classification, and analysis); cartography/map creation

    Software: SAS, Stata, ArcGIS, IDRISI Selva, GeoDa, Microsoft Office




    Master's Theses/Essays

    2013
    Title: Integrating Landsat and California Pesticide Exposure Estimation at Aggregated Analysis Scales: Accuracy Assessment of Rurality
    Degree: MS in Geographic Information Science and Technology
    Committee: John P. Wilson, PhD (Chair), Darren Ruddell, PhD, Tarek Rashed, PhD


    2010
    Title: Bisphenol A Inhibits Estrone Conjugation: A Model for Indirect Estrogenicity of an Industrial Estrogen Mimic
    Degree: MPH in Epidemiology
    Committee: Kristen J. Mertz, MD, MPH (Chair) and Talal El-Hefnawy, MD, PhD




    Work Experience

    2011 - 2014
    Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN)
    University of Pittsburgh -- Epidemiology Data Center (EDC)
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Position: Graduate Student Researcher (GSR)


    2010
    Hillman Cancer Center
    University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI)
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Position: Cancer Laboratory Research Intern


    2008
    Virginia Beach Department of Public Health
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Position: Environmental Health Intern




    Professional Membership

    Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health
    Omicron Chapter
    2011 - present
    Member


    Association of American Geographers (AAG)
    Specialty Groups: Health and Medical Geography, Geographic Information Science and Systems, Spatial Analysis and Modeling
    2012 - present
    Member


    Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER)
    2013 - present
    Member


    The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
    2014 - present
    Member




    Bibliography -- listing

    Submitted for publication on June 6, 2014: VoPham T, Wilson JP, Ruddell D, Rashed T, Brooks MM, Yuan JM, Talbott EO, Chang CCH, Weissfeld JL. 2014. A Landsat Remote Sensing Method to Estimate Agricultural Pesticide Exposure in California. Spatial and Spatio-temporal Epidemiology.

    In preparation: VoPham T, Yuan JM, Chang CCH, Ruddell D, Brooks MM, Talbott EO, Weissfeld JL. 2014. A SEER-Medicare Population-Based Case-Control Study of Pesticide Exposure and Hepatocellular Carcinoma in California. American Journal of Epidemiology.

    In preparation: VoPham T, Yuan JM, Ruddell D, Talbott EO, Brooks MM, Chang CCH, Weissfeld JL. 2014. ZIP Code-Level GIS Pesticide Exposure Metrics: Accuracy of Area, Population, and Transportation Network Spatial Weighting Methods. International Journal of Geographical Information Science.

    Published: El Khoudary SR, McClure CK, VoPham T, Karvonen-Gutierrez CA, Sternfeld B, Cauley J, Khalil N, Sutton-Tyrrell K. 2014. Longitudinal assessment of the menopausal transition, endogenous sex hormones, and perception of physical functioning: the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation. Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/gerona/glt285

    Published: McClure CK, El Khoudary SR, Karvonen-Gutierrez CA, Ylitalo KR, Tomey K, VoPham T, Sternfeld B, Cauley JA, Harlow S. 2014. Prospective associations between inflammatory and hemostatic markers and physical functioning limitations in mid-life women: longitudinal results of the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN). Experimental Gerontology 49:19-25.




    Scientific Presentations

    Jun 2014
    VoPham T (main presenter), Wilson JP, Ruddell D, Rashed T, Brooks MM, Yuan JM, Talbott EO, Chang CCH, Weissfeld JL, A Landsat Remote Sensing Method to Estimate Agricultural Pesticide Exposure in California. Annual University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) Scientific Retreat, Greensburg, PA. Awarded first place in the UPCI Scientific Retreat Poster Presentations – Population Sciences category


    Apr 2014
    VoPham T (main presenter), Wilson JP, Ruddell D, Rashed T, Weissfeld JL, A Landsat Remote Sensing Method to Estimate Agricultural Pesticide Exposure in California. Land Use and Land Cover, and Remote Sensing Applications Session. Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL.


    Oct 2012
    El Khoudary SR, McClure CK, VoPham T, Sternfeld B, Cauley J, Karvonen- Gutierrez CA, Khalil N, Sutton-Tyrrell K, Longitudinal Assessment of the Menopausal Transition Endogenous Estradiol, and Perception of Physical Functioning: The Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation. North American Menopause Society (NAMS) Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.


    Jun 2010
    Atzinger A, Chiu D, Mamay J, VoPham T, Renz L, El-Hefnawy T, Quantitative Assessment of the Estrogenic Food Contaminants Bisphenol A, Parabens, and Triazine Pesticides in American Food Products and Local Fresh Produce. University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) Scientific Retreat, Pittsburgh, PA.




    Grants Awarded

    2012
    10th Annual Department of Epidemiology Small Grants Program
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
    Selected by Epidemiology faculty and used funds to acquire SEER-Medicare data to conduct PhD dissertation research




    Awards and Honors

    2014
    First place
    Director’s Awards - Poster Presentations: Population Sciences category
    26th Annual University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) Scientific Retreat
    Greensburg, PA

    2014
    Second place
    Geographic Information Science & Technology (GIST) Thesis Prize Competition
    Spatial Sciences Institute, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

    2014
    Student Travel Grant
    Student Government Association (SGA)
    Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

    2011
    Outstanding Student Award, Master’s Level
    Department of Epidemiology
    Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

    2011
    Commonwealth Health Disparity Scholar
    Center for Minority Health, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

    2007 - 2009
    Dean's List Honors during the Fall 2007, Fall 2008, and Spring 2009 semesters
    College of Arts & Sciences, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

    2005
    Urban League of Hampton Roads Scholar, Portsmouth, VA

    2005
    Centerville Parent Teacher Administration (PTA) Scholar, Virginia Beach, VA




    Teaching

    2014
    Teaching Assistant for Introduction to SAS (EPIDEM 2185). Fall 2014 semester (08/25/2014 to 12/13/2014). Instructors: Tina Costacou, PhD and Christina Wassel, PhD, MS, FAHA.




    Extracurricular Activities

    2014 - present
    Title: Epidemiology Student Ambassador
    Organization: Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
    Duties: representing the Department of Epidemiology for accepted applicants and incoming students via correspondence and departmental events




    Last updated: August 2014