Kathy Tran

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Emory University, Global Environmental Health, MPH, 2012
UCLA, MCD Biology, BS, 2009


Climate change and health, extreme heat, air pollution, policy

Selected Publications

White AC, Khuu JK, Dang CY, Hu J, Tran K, Liu A, Gomez S,  Zhang Z, YI R, Scumpia P, Grigorian M, and Lowry WE. Stem cell quiescence acts as a tumor suppressor mechanism in hair follicle initiated squamous tumors. Nature Cell Biology. 2014 Jan;16(1):99-107. PubMed PMID: 24335650; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3874399.

Tran K, Azhar G, Nair R, Jaiswal A, Knowlton K, Mavalankar D, Hess J. A cross-sectional, randomized sample survey of household vulnerability to extreme heat among urban slum dwellers in Ahmedabad, Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2013 Jun 18;10(6):2515-43. PubMed PMID: 23778061; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3717750.

Characterizing vulnerability to heat and heat-related illnesses among urban slum dwellers in Ahmedabad, India. Presented at the Student Achievement Environment Section at the 140th APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition, San Francisco, CA, September 2012.

White AC, Tran K, Khuu J, Dang C, Cui Y, Binder SW, Lowry WE. Defining the origins of Ras/p53-mediated squamous cell carcinoma. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 May 3;108(18):7425-30. PubMed PMID: 21502519; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3088581.

Why I chose the Berkeley EHS program

UC Berkeley SPH offers amazing opportunities for leadership development and interdisciplinary collaborations. My research interests align well with professors and northern CA is the leader in climate change policy.

Personal Interests

Hiking, traveling, eating good food, and listening to NPR programming.