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

Languages spoken: English

Academic Information

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, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences 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 received her BS in Biology from Iowa State University, an MSPH in Epidemiology from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, and an 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. Dr. Trabert completed her doctoral degree in 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 joined the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics 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, where she led a multi-disciplinary research program in the Metabolic Epidemiology Branch of the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics. She has been a member of the Huntsman Cancer Institute and the University of Utah since 2021. Dr. Trabert is co-chair of the Ovarian Cancer Cohort Consortium and co-chair of the Mentoring Committee of the Society for Epidemiologic Research. She is passionate about providing a welcoming and inclusive training program and is dedicated to mentoring the next generation of cancer epidemiologists.

Dr. Trabert’s research program addresses critical research questions related to the prevention of gynecologic cancers and integrates pharmacoepidemiology, reproductive epidemiology, and molecular epidemiology to understand cancer risk, etiologic heterogeneity, and progression. 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.

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