School of Public Health

Phipps, Amanda

Amanda Phipps

Assistant Professor, Epidemiology

Assistant Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center


PhD Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2010
MPH Epidemiology, University of California (Berkeley), 2003
BA Biological Sciences, Northwestern University, 2001

Contact Info

University of Washington
Office F-250A
Box 357236
Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health
Tel: 206-543-0849
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Box 358080
1100 Fairview Avenue North, M4-C308
Seattle, WA 98109-1024
Seattle, WA 98109
Tel: 206-667-7741

Research Interests

Dr. Phipps's research interests span the fields of cancer epidemiology, molecular epidemiology, and clinical epidemiology. Her current projects focus on the relationship between modifiable lifestyle factors (e.g., smoking, obesity) and survival in individuals with biologically-distinct subtypes of colorectal cancer, and the impact of sleep and sleep disorders on cancer incidence and survival. She also has an interest in molecular subtypes of breast cancer, particularly in risk factors for the poor-prognosis triple-negative subtype of breast cancer.

Teaching Interests

Dr. Phipps co-teaches EPI 515 "Advanced Epidemiologic Methods," offered in the Spring Quarter.



In The News

Breast cancer’s spread may be influenced by circadian gene
Business Insider, 09/22/2016

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

Poor sleep, snoring before diagnosis tied to trouble for breast cancer patients
US News & World Report, 06/12/2015