Skip to main content

Tracy Onega, Ph.D., M.P.A.S.

Languages spoken:

Academic Information

Departments: Population Health Sciences - Professor

Divisions: Cancer Population Science

Academic Office Information

(801) 646-4061

Huntsman Cancer Hospital

1950 Circle of Hope, Room: 4725
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Jon M. and Karen Huntsman Presidential Professor in Cancer Research
Senior Director, Population Sciences

Senior Director (Interim), Community Outreach and Engagement

Professor, Department of Population Health Sciences, University of Utah

A cancer epidemiologist and health services researcher, Onega’s research focuses on cancer control, including health information technology, cancer care delivery to rural populations, comparative effectiveness, and precision oncology. Onega serves as principal investigator of several National Cancer Institute (NCI) and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) grants studying breast cancer screening and surveillance and novel approaches for access to, and evaluation of, cancer care. She has published more than 200 articles.

Onega previously served as associate director of Community Outreach and Engagement and co-leader of the Cancer Population Sciences Program at Dartmouth’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. She was also director of the Division of Biomedical Informatics and director of the New Hampshire Mammography Network. Onega served as a professor of biomedical data science and epidemiology in the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.

Onega earned her PhD from Dartmouth College in evaluative clinical sciences and clinical epidemiology. She received a master of science in health informatics from Northeastern University and a master of arts in geography from the University of Vermont. She received her master of physician assistant studies from the University of Iowa and served as a physician assistant in primary care.

Education History

Graduate Training Northeastern University
Health Informatics
Post Graduate Training Dartmouth Medical School
Evaluative Clinical Sciences/Clinical Epidemiology
Graduate Training University of Iowa College of Medicine
Physician Assistant Program
Graduate Training University of Vermont
Geography - Geographic Information Systems
Undergraduate Vanderbilt University