Katrina Trivers, PhD, MSPH
Katrina Trivers, PhD, MSPH is an epidemiologist who joined the Epidemiology and Applied Research Branch in CDC's Division of Cancer Prevention and Control in 2006. Her research interests include the epidemiology, prevention, and control of ovarian, breast, and cervical cancers. Her interests in ovarian cancer include symptomology before diagnosis, disparities, and survivorship issues. She is co-chair of the Division's ovarian cancer workgroup. Her breast cancer research focuses on cancer genomics, breast cancer in young women (including survivorship issues), and prevention of breast and ovarian cancer in high-risk women.
Dr. Trivers also works as an epidemiologic consultant to CDC's Inside Knowledge: Get the Facts About Gynecologic Cancer campaign, a national campaign to educate the public and health care providers about gynecologic cancers.
Dr. Trivers completed her undergraduate education at Emory University, receiving a bachelor of science degree in biology and biological anthropology. She received her master of science in public health degree and doctorate in epidemiology from the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The most recent articles Dr. Trivers has first-authored include—
- 2011 Reported referral for genetic counseling or BRCA 1/2 testing among United States physicians: a vignette-based study.
- 2011 Intention to seek care for symptoms associated with gynecologic cancers, HealthStyles survey, 2008.
- 2009 Repeat Pap testing and colposcopic biopsies in the underserved.
- 2009 Expanding the public health research agenda for ovarian cancer.
- 2009 The epidemiology of triple-negative breast cancer, including race.
- 2008 Trends in esophageal cancer incidence by histology, United States, 1998–2003.
- 2008 Trends in colorectal cancer screening disparities in people aged 50–64 years, 2000–2005.
- 2007 Oral contraceptives and survival in breast cancer patients aged 20 to 54 years.
- 2007 Association between reproductive factors and breast cancer survival in younger women.
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