School of Public Health

Bhatti, Parveen

Parveen Bhatti

Research Associate Professor, Epidemiology


PhD Environmental Health, University of Washington, 2006
MSc Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, University of British Columbia (Canada), 2000
BSc University of British Columbia (Canada), 1998

Contact Info

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Box 358080
Program in Epidemiology, Div. of Public Health Sciences
1100 Fairview Ave. N
PO Box 19024, M4-B874
Seattle, WA 98109
Tel: 206-667-7803

Research Interests

The bulk of my epidemiologic research has focused on genetic susceptibility to cancer following low dose exposure to occupational or medical ionizing radiation. More recently, I've developed an interest in epigenetic mechanisms, particularly DNA methylation, as markers of susceptibility to cancer and the modulation of these markers by various environnmental exposures. In addition to ionizing radiation, exposures of interest include air pollution, persistent organic pollutants and shift work.

In The News

Lack of Sleep, Frequent Snoring Linked with Poorer Breast Cancer Survival Rates
UW School of Public Health News, 07/07/2015

Night Shifts May Raise Risk of Ovarian Cancer
Web MD, 03/18/2013

Night Shift Link to Ovarian Cancer
BBC News, 03/14/2013