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Britton Trabert, M.S., M.S.P.H., Ph.D.

Languages spoken: English

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Departments: Obstetrics/Gynecology - Assistant Professor, Population Health Sciences - Adjunct Assistant Professor

Divisions: Gynecologic Oncology

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Research Interests

  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Cancer Survivorship
  • Etiologic Heterogeneity

Britton Trabert, MS, PhD is a reproductive and cancer epidemiologist and Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Utah School of Medicine and a Huntsman Cancer Institute Investigator in the Cancer Control and Population Sciences Research Program. Dr. Trabert’s research focuses on the epidemiology and etiologic heterogeneity of gynecologic malignances, specifically ovarian and endometrial cancers. Her research program includes classic and molecular epidemiologic research approaches to identify strategies for disease prevention or earlier disease detection. Dr. Trabert is PI of a Department of Defense Investigator Initiated Research Award in the Ovarian Cancer Research Program to evaluate the association between frequent aspirin use and ovarian cancer risk.

In her most recent position, Dr. Trabert led a multi-disciplinary research program in the Metabolic Epidemiology Branch of the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). She joined the NCI Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG) as a Sallie Rosen Kaplan Postdoctoral Fellow in 2009, was promoted to research fellow in 2011, and was appointed as an Earl Stadtman Tenure-Track Investigator in 2014. Dr. Trabert completed her doctoral degree in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Washington School of Public Health and was the inaugural predoctoral fellow on the T32 Reproductive, Pediatric, and Perinatal Epidemiology Training Grant. She received her MS in Biostatistics from the University of Michigan School of Public Health where she actively participated in the interdepartmental concentration in Reproductive and Women’s Health and her MSPH in Epidemiology from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.

Education History

Research Fellow National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute
Hormonal and Reproductive Epidemiology Branch
Postdoctoral Senior Research Fellow
Certification University of Washington
Public Health Genetics
Postdoctoral Fellowship National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute
Hormonal and Reproductive Epidemiology Branch
Postdoctoral Fellow
Fellowship University of Washington
Reproductive, Pediatric & Perinatal Epidemiology
Predoctoral Fellow
Certification University of Michigan
Reproductive and Women's Health
Professional Medical University of Washington
Graduate Training University of Michigan
Graduate Training Emory University
Undergraduate Iowa State University