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Current Members

Sarina Pollat, MD

Resident Research Assistant

I am a fourth-year resident in obstetrics and gynecology. I am interested in rural and global health research aimed at improving health outcomes among women. Specifically, I am interested in gynecologic cancer prevention through the identification of potential risk factors and improvement in access to screening. As a member of the Trabert Team, I am involved in data collection for a study evaluating the association between pelvic inflammatory disease and female cancers in Utah.

Residency, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Utah, (expected 2024)
MD, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, 2020
BS, Biochemistry, University of New Mexico, 2016

Personal interests:
Exploring other geographical regions and cultures, making fresh pasta, cycling, colorful sunsets, outdoor exploration, dog cuddles

Jazmine Abril, MD, PhD

Program Research Assistant

I am pursuing my PhD in population health with a focus in clinical and translational epidemiology at the University of Utah. My research interests are in women’s health and LGBTQ+ health. I am primarily interested in understanding risk factors of reproductive cancers and health disparities involved in cancer incidence and survival. As a research assistant on the Trabert Team, my role is to conduct literature reviews, design and execute epidemiologic analyses, and draft presentations and publications.

PhD, Clinical and Translational Epidemiology, University of Utah, (Expected 2027)
MD, University of Utah (Expected 2029)
BS, Population Health, University of New Mexico, 2020

Personal Interests:
Spending time with my dog Phoebe, reading, tending to my plants, and spending time with friends and family.

Claire Dunlap, MPH

Research Assistant

I am an epidemiologist interested in risk factors for the development of gynecologic cancers in women and health disparities in cancer survivorship among different racial and ethnic populations. My responsibilities with the Trabert Team include study management, data coding, statistical analysis, and preparation of reports for presentations and publications.

MPH, Epidemiology, Oregon Health and Science University/Portland State University, 2022 
BS, Biology, Baylor University, 2013

Personal Interests:
Hiking, reading, watching anime, and trying new cuisine!

Siwei Zhou

Research Assistant

I am a second-year MS student in biomedical informatics at the University of Utah. My potential academic pursuit revolves around real-world data and ADHD. Presently, I am engaged in a practicum within the Trabert Team. In this role, I am tasked with reviewing admitting notes, extracting keywords, and coding them into structured data fields.

MS, Biomedical Informatics, University of Utah (Expected 2024)
BS, Biomedical Informatics, Nantong University, China, 2020

Personal Interests:
Reading, watching film and anime, camping, and hiking.

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Former Members

Jessica Gorzelitz, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Assistant Professor of Health and Human Physiology at the University of Iowa

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Manila Hada, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow


Lauren Hurwitz, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Staff Scientist, Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch, National Cancer Institute

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Kara Michels, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health at Albert Einstein College of Medicine

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Britton Trabert, MS, PhD

Principal Investigator