Amanda Vogel , PhD, MHS
Amanda L. Vogel is a Behavioral Scientist with Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc. (Formerly SAIC-Frederick, Inc.), providing full-time support to the Science of Research and Technology Branch (SRTB) in the Behavioral Research Program (BRP) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Dr. Vogel's research interests are in four areas: 1) program evaluation, both as related to the implementation and outcomes of large federal grant programs and the implementation and outcomes community-based health interventions; 2)enhancing accrual to cancer clinical trials, and in particular understanding the psychosocial factors that influence oncologists decisions to refer their patients to cancer clinical trials; 3)community engaged scholarship (CES), including community-based participatory research (CBPR) and community-engaged training of health professions students; and 4)program evaluation using mixed methods approaches including interviews, document analysis, expert panel methods, observational methods, surveys, and bibliometric methods. Dr. Vogel has expertise in the use of qualitative methods, including case study, interviews, document review, and expert panel methods.
At NCI, Dr. Vogel is engaged in mixed methods research to explore the unique processes and outcomes of NCI supported transdisciplinary center grant initiatives, including the Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer Centers (TREC) and Center for Population Health and Health Disparities (CPHHD) initiatives. She provides leadership for the Team Science Toolkit ,an interactive online resource to support team-based research approaches and the study or evaluation of these approaches. She also provides leadership for a survey research project to examine the cognitive, emotional, and motivational factors that influence oncologists decisions to refer their patients to cancer clinical trials.
Dr. Vogel holds a Doctoral degree in Health Policy and Management from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a Master's degree in Health and Social Behavior from the Harvard School of Public Health.
Current and past BRP mentors include Kara Hall.
Selected Publications and Presentations
Hall, K. L., Vogel, A. L., Stokols D., Morgan, G., & Gelhert, S. A four-phase model of transdisciplinary research: Goals, team processes, and strategies. Trans Beh Med 2012; 2(4).
Vogel, A. L., Hall, K. L., Stipelman, B. A., Feng, A., Stokols, D., et al. Supporting the advancement and integration of the science of team science field: The Team Science Toolkit. Poster presentation at the Second Annual International Science of team Science Conference. Chicago, IL, April 11-14, 2011. .
Feng, A., Vogel, A. L., Stipelman, B., Hall, K. A., & Stokols, D. Mixed-methods approaches for assessing transdisciplinary collaborations: Evaluating a center grant program of the National Cancer Institute. Oral presentation at the 6th International Mixed Methods Conference. Baltimore, MD, July 7-10, 2010. .
Hall, K.L., Stokols, D., Stipelman, B.A., Vogel, A.L, Feng, A., Masimore, B., Morgan, G., Moser, R.P., Marcus, S.E., & Berrigan, D. Assessing the Value of Team Science: A Study Comparing Center- and Investigator-Initiated Grants. Am J Prev Med 2012 Feb; 42(2):157-163.
Vogel, A. L., Seifer, S. D., & Gelmon, S. B. What influences the long-term sustainability of service-learning? Lessons from a cohort of early adopters. Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning. 2010; 17(1):59-76.