Thi Van Trinh Tran, Ph.D., M.P.H., B.Pharm., joined the Radiation Epidemiology Branch (REB) as a postdoctoral fellow in April 2022. After completing her training in pharmacy in Vietnam, she received master’s degrees in epidemiology and biostatistics (2018), and obtained a Ph.D. in epidemiology from the University of Paris-Saclay, France (2021). As part of her master's research, she studied women's health status and primary care utilization, and their associated adherence to breast cancer and cervical cancer screening recommendations. Under the joint supervision of Dr. Neige Journy and Dr. Marie-Christine Boutron-Ruault, her doctoral research focused on investigating the association between thyroid dysfunction and breast cancer risk in adult women and assessing its potential confounding and mediating factors. Dr. Tran's research interests lie in breast and thyroid cancer etiology as well as treatment-related cancer risk.
In REB, Dr. Tran is working under the mentorship of Cari Kitahara, Ph.D., senior investigator, on understanding the influence of early life risk exposures and hormonal factors on thyroid cancer risk and the secondary effects of radioactive iodine for thyroid cancer.