Tram Kim Lam, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Program Director, Knowledge Integration Team, Office of the Associate Director and Modifiable Risk Factors Branch

Tram Lam

Address:
National Institutes of Health
National Cancer Institute
Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
9609 Medical Center Drive, Rm. 4E125, MSC 9763
Bethesda, MD 20892
(For express delivery, use Rockville, MD 20850)

Interest Areas

  • Cancer epidemiology, including environmental factors, genetic factors, gene-environment interactions
  • Knowledge Integration to advance research by synthesizing cross-disciplinary knowledge, identifying scientific gaps, and translating epidemiologic findings
  • Novel infectious agents and their association with cancer
  • Understudied populations in cancer epidemiology

Degrees

  • Ph.D. - Epidemiology
    Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • M.P.H. - Public Health and Epidemiology
    Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • B.S. - Biology
    Yale University

Biography

Dr. Lam is a member of the Knowledge Integration Team and a Program Director in the Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP)'s Office of the Associate Director and Modifiable Risk Factors Branch, respectively. She engages in a wide range of knowledge integration projects across EGRP and manages a cross-programmatic research grant portfolio that focuses on genetic, infectious agents, and lifestyle factors that influence susceptibility to cancer.

Dr. Lam joined NCI as a Cancer Prevention Fellow and then a Cancer Research Training Fellow in the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics. As a Fellow, she designed, developed, implemented, and evaluated genomic/epidemiologic research in cancer etiology and outcomes related to genetic factors and lifestyle factors. During her graduate and post-graduate career, Dr. Lam's research interests crossed disciplines to include epidemiologic studies on genetic and lifestyle factors associated with cancers, international collaboration on HIV-AIDS intervention, and community-participatory research amongst underserved populations.

Publications

Lam TK, Spitz M, Schully SD, Khoury MJ. "Drivers" of translational cancer epidemiology in the 21st century: needs and opportunitiesExternal Web Site Policy. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2013;22(2):181-8.

Lam TK, Rotunno M, Ryan BM, Pesatori AC, Bertazzi PA, Spitz M, Caporaso NE, Landi MT. Heme-related gene expression signatures of meat intakes in lung cancer tissuesExternal Web Site Policy. Mol Carcinog. 2014 Jul; 53(7):548-56.

Lam TK, Schully SD, Rogers SD, Benkeser R, Reid B, Khoury MJ. Provocative questions in cancer epidemiology in a time of scientific innovation and budgetary constraintsExternal Web Site Policy. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2013;22(4):496-500.

Lam TK, Shao S, Zhao Y, Marincola F, Pesatori A, Bertazzi PA, Caporaso NE, Wang E, Landi MT. Influence of quercetin-rich food intake on microRNA expression in lung cancer tissuesExternal Web Site Policy. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2012;21(12):2176-84.

Koshiol J, Lam TK, Gridley G, Check D, Brown LM, Landgren O. Racial differences in chronic immune stimulatory conditions and risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in veterans from the United StatesExternal Web Site Policy. J Clin Oncol. 2011;29(4):378-85.

Lam TK, Rotunno M, Lubin JH, Wacholder S, Consonni D, Pesatori AC, Bertazzi PA, Chanock SJ, Burdette L, Goldstein AM, et al. Dietary quercetin, quercetin-gene interaction, metabolic gene expression in lung tissue and lung cancer riskExternal Web Site Policy. Carcinogenesis. 2010;31(4):634-42.

Lam TK, Ruczinski I, Helzlsouer K, Shugart YY, Li KE, Clipp S, Strickland PT, Alberg AJ. Copy number variants of GSTM1 and GSTT1 in relation to lung cancer risk in a prospective cohort studyExternal Web Site Policy. Ann Epidemiol. 2009;19(8):546-52.

Lam TK, Cross AJ, Consonni D, Randi G, Bagnardi V, Bertazzi PA, Caporaso NE, Sinha R, Subar AF, Landi MT. Intakes of red meat, processed meat, and meat mutagens increase lung cancer riskExternal Web Site Policy. Cancer Res. 2009;69(3):932-9.

Lam TK, McPhee SJ, Mock J, Wong C, Doan HT, Nguyen T, Lai KQ, Ha-Iaconis T, Luong TN. Encouraging Vietnamese-American women to obtain Pap tests through lay health worker outreach and media educationExternal Web Site Policy. J Gen Intern Med. 2003;18(7):516-24.

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