Linda Trinh


Dr. Linda Trinh is an assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health and the director of the Exercise Oncology Laboratory (EOL) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She completed her post-doctoral training at the University of Toronto in sedentary behavior and cancer survivorship and received her PhD from the University of Alberta in exercise oncology. Her research interests are focused in the area of physical activity and cancer control from a health and exercise psychology perspective. She is particularly interested in physical activity promotion and reductions in sedentary behavior across all cancer survivor groups which are essential for symptom management, improving quality of life and physical functioning, and cancer prognosis.

Dr. Trinh’s current research is focused on establishing the link between physical activity and/or sedentary behavior and health outcomes among obesity-linked (i.e., kidney, breast, colon) and older cancer survivor groups (i.e., prostate). In addition, Dr. Trinh has expertise in developing and implementing theory-driven physical activity interventions for the adoption and maintenance of physical activity throughout the cancer survivorship period. A key feature of these interventions is the inclusion of behavior change techniques through various modes of delivery including print material, face-to-face, and web-based technology. She also evaluates the feasibility and effectiveness of physical activity interventions for larger scale, randomized controlled clinical trials.

Dr. Trinh’s research involves an interdisciplinary team of experts in medical oncology, kinesiology, rehabilitation medicine, epidemiology, psychology, health promotion, and knowledge translation.


behavior change interventions, physical activity, sedentary behavior, cancer survivorship, quality of life

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