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Amy Trentham-Dietz, PhD

Research Area: Clinical research, Epidemiology
Keywords: Obesity, Mammography , Breast cancer

Associate Professor of Population Health Sciences
Member, Paul P Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center



Dr. Trentham-Dietz completed both her MS in Statistics and PhD in Epidemiology at the UW-Madison. Major areas of research interest for Dr. Trentham-Dietz include the etiology of hormonally related cancers in women, and survivorship after a cancer diagnosis. Most of her studies have used population-based case-control designs and have focused on potentially modifiable risk factors including body weight and physical activity. The collection of genetic material from study participants is most recently providing opportunities to explore gene-environment relations in the development of breast cancer. In addition, Dr. Trentham-Dietz is exploring the impact of a cancer diagnosis on survival and quality of life. She is interested in lifestyle and medical determinants of mental and physical health, including cancer recurrence, after a diagnosis of breast or colorectal cancer.

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  • Society for Epidemiologic Research
  • American Society of Preventive Oncology

Select Publications:

Sprague BL, Trentham-Dietz A, Egan LM, Titus-Ernstoff L, Hampton JM, Newcomb PA. Proportion of postmenopausal invasive breast cancer attributable to risk factors modifiable after menopause. Am J Epidemiol 168(4): 404-11, 2008.

Trentham-Dietz A, Sprague BL, Klein R, Klein BEK, Cruickshanks KJ, Fryback DG, Hampton JM. Health-related quality of life before and after a breast cancer diagnosis. Breast Cancer Res Treat 109(2): 379-387, 2008.

Trentham-Dietz A, Nichols HB, Egan KM, Titus-Ernstoff L, Hampton JM, Newcomb PA. Cigarette smoking and risk of breast carcinoma in situ. Epidemiology 18: 629-638, 2007.

Trentham-Dietz A, Newcomb PA, Hampton JM. Breast cancer risk factors and second primary malignancies among women with breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat 105(2): 195-207, 2007.

Courses Taught:

  • PHS750 Cancer Epidemiology

Contact Details:

610 Walnut Street
Room 701, WARF Building
Madison, WI 53726

Phone: 608-263-1946
Fax: 608-265-5330


Updated On: 
Mon, 04/20/2009