Katrina Trivers, PhD, MSPH
Katrina Trivers, PhD, MSPH is an epidemiologist in the Epidemiology and Applied Research Branch in CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control. Her research interests include the epidemiology, prevention, and control of ovarian, breast, and cervical cancers. Her interests in ovarian cancer include symptoms before diagnosis, disparities, and survivorship issues, and 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.
Selected recent articles Dr. Trivers has authored include—
- 2014 Estimates of young breast cancer survivors at risk for infertility in the U.S.
- 2014 Accuracy of ovarian and colon cancer risk assessments by U.S. physicians.
- 2013 Regional variations in esophageal cancer rates by census region in the United States, 1999–2008.
- 2013 Issues of ovarian cancer survivors in the USA: a literature review.
- 2013 A literature review of the social and psychological needs of ovarian cancer survivors.
- 2012 Vignette-based study of ovarian cancer screening: do U.S. physicians report adhering to evidence-based recommendations?
- 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.