Janet Okamoto , PhD, MPH
Former Fellow, Transitioned Outside of the Program
Fellow - Cancer Research Training Award Fellow
Science of Research and Technology Branch (SRTB)
Behavioral Research Program (BRP)
Janet worked as a post-doctoral Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) Fellow in the Behavioral Research Program (BRP) in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). She worked with the Science of Team Science group in the Science of Research and Technology Branch and the Process of Care Research Branch (PCRB). She received her doctorate in Preventive Medicine (Health Behavior Research) from the University of Southern California and also has a Master of Public Health degree from the same institution. Janet's research with BRP examined using social network analysis to evaluate and better understand health and health behaviors, as well as evaluating the impact and contributions of team science initiatives. Her work primarily focused on examining the effect of social influences, interpersonal interactions, and collaboration on behavior. Her larger research interests included an examination of how multi-level factors from the larger social-environmental context, social network structure and characteristics, group and team dynamics and attributes, and individual characteristics interact to influence complex health behaviors and the researchers who study them. Projects she worked on during her fellowship included social network survey and analysis of investigators involved in the Centers for Population Health and Health Disparities (CPHHD) research initiative, and a comparison of the co-authorship networks of three center-grant initiatives funded by NCI.