National Cancer Institute
Linda Nebeling

Linda Nebeling, PhD, MPH, RD

Deputy Associate Director
Office of the Associate Director (OAD)
Behavioral Research Program (BRP)
nebelinl@mail.nih.gov
240-276-6855

Research Area: Nutrition, energy balance, health promotion, cancer prevention

Linda Nebeling, Ph.D., MPH, RD, FAND is the Deputy Associate Director of the Behavioral Research Program (BRP), in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS), National Cancer Institute (NCI). She is the Lead Scientific Program Director for the Transdisciplinary Research in Energetics and Cancer (TREC) Centers initiatives and the Principal Investigator for NCI's Family Life, Activity, Sun, Health and Eating (FLASHE) study. Past roles include Acting Associate Director of BRP, Branch Chief of the Health Behaviors Research Branch, and the Public Health Nutritionist in NCI's National 5-A-Day for Better Health Program, and was a post-doctoral fellow in NCI's Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program. Her research interests are in transdisciplinary science, energy balance, obesity and cancer; and the relationship between dietary behaviors in different population groups and the risk of cancer and chronic disease. She pioneered research on the effects of a ketogenic diet on tumor glucose metabolism in children with brain cancer. She has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications, co-edited a textbook, and is a reviewer for many professional journals. She has received the NIH Directors award for work with the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR), the NIH Merit Award for her leadership on TREC, and the NCI Outstanding Mentor Award to acknowledge exemplary mentoring and guidance of trainees in cancer research, plus 7 additional NCI Merit Awards for exemplary contributions in the field of nutrition and health promotion. In 2001, she was awarded the status of Fellow by the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Dr. Nebeling received her Ph.D. in Nutrition from Case Western Reserve University, an M.P.H. from Johns Hopkins University, School of Public Health and Hygiene, a B.S in Nutrition from Michigan State University, and a M.S in Human Nutrition from University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is a graduate of the Dietetic Internship Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York.

Current and past BRP mentees include April Oh, Mandeep Virk-Baker and Minal Patel.


Selected Publications and Presentations

Alfano CM, Bluethmann SM, Tesauro G, Perna F, Agurs-Collins T, Elena JW, Ross SA, O'Connell M, Bowles HR, Greenberg D, & Nebeling L NCI Funding Trends and Priorities in Physical Activity and Energy Balance Research Among Cancer Survivors. J Natl Cancer Inst 2015 Nov 7; 108(1).

McSpadden KE, Patrick H, Oh AY, Yaroch AL, Dwyeer LA, Nebeling LC The Association Between Motivation and Fruit and Vegetable Intake: The Moderating Role of Social Support. Appetite 2015 Aug 29; 96:87-94.

Schmitz K., Gehlert S., Patterson R., Colditz G.A., Chavarro J.E., Hu F.B., Neuhouser M.L., Sturgeon K.M., Thornquist D., Tobias D., & Nebeling L.C. TREC to Where?: Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer. Clin Cancer Res 2015 Accepted.

Vogel AL, Stipelman, BA, Hall KL, Nebeling L, Stokols D., Spruijt-Metz D. Pioneering the Transdisciplinary Team Science Approach: Lessons Learned from National Cancer Institute Grantees. J Transl Med Epidemiol 2014; 2(2):1027.

Klein WM, Bloch M, Hesse BW, McDonald PG, Nebeling L, O'Connell ME, Riley WT, Taplin SH, Tesauro G. Behavioral research in cancer prevention and control: a look to the future. Am J Prev Med 2014 Mar; 46(3):303-311.

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