Linda Nebeling , PhD, MPH, RD
Research Area: Nutrition, energy balance, health promotion, cancer prevention
Linda Nebeling, PhD, MPH, RD, FADA is the Chief of the Health Behaviors Research Branch (HBRB), in the Behavioral Research Program (BRP), Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Dr. Nebeling is also the lead Program Director for the Transdisciplinary Research in Energetics and Cancer (TREC) Centers initiative. She previously served as the Acting Associate Director of the BRP, DCCPS. Prior to joining the DCCPS, she was a Public Health Nutritionist and worked in the NCI's National 5 A Day for Better Health Program, the largest public-private nutrition education program of its kind. She was awarded a post-doctoral appointment at the NCI's Cancer Prevention Research Branch (CPRB), in the NCI Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program. Dr. Nebeling has worked previously as a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Nutrition, Case Western Reserve University and a Clinical Dietitian at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
Dr. Nebeling received her Doctorate in Nutrition from Case Western Reserve University. She has a Master of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health and is a graduate of the Dietetic Internship Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York. Her research has focused on the relationship between dietary behaviors in different population groups, especially for fruit and vegetable consumption, and the risk of cancer and other chronic diseases. She has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and is a reviewer for many professional journals.
Dr. Nebeling is a member of the National Fruit and Vegetable Alliance, as part of the PBH-CDC "Fruits and Veggies - More Matters" Program. She has served as a member of the Research Advisory Board of the Produce for Better Health Foundation; on the executive board of the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group in the American Dietetic Association; and on the Editorial Board of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. She has received 3 NIH 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 Dietetic Association (FADA).
Selected Publications and Presentations
Blanck, H. M., Thompson, O. M., Nebeling, L., & Yaroch, A. L. Improving fruit and vegetable consumption: Use of farm-to-consumer venues among US adults. Prev Chronic Dis 2011; 8(2).
Colon-Ramos, U., Thompson, F. E., Yaroch, A. L., Moser, R. P., McNeel,,T.,S., Dodd, K. W., Atienza, A. A., Sugerman, S. B., & Nebeling, L. Differences in fruit and vegetable intake among Hispanic subgroups in California: results from the 2005 California Health Interview Survey. J Am Diet Assoc 2009; 109(11):1878-1885.
Hall, K. L., Stokols, D., Moser,R. P., Taylor, B. K., Thornquist, M. D., Nebeling, L. C., Ehret, C. C., Barnett, M. J., McTiernan, A., Berger, N. A., Goran, M. I., & Jeffery, R. W. The collaboration readiness of transdisciplinary research teams and centers: Findings from the National Cancer Institute TREC Year-One evaluation study. Am J Prev Med 2008; 35(2 Suppl):S161-S172.
Shaikh, A. R., Yaroch, A. L., Nebeling, L., Yeh, M. C., & Resnicow, K. Psychosocial predictors of fruit and vegetable consumption in adults: A review of the literature. Am J Prev Med 2008; 34(6):535-543.
Yaroch, A. L., Nebeling, L., Thompson, F. E., Hurley, T. G., Hebert, J. R., Toobert, D. J., Resnicow, K., Greene, G. W., Williams, G. C., Elliot, D. L., Goldman, Sher T., Stacewicz-Sapuntzakis, M., Salkeld, J., Rossi, S., Domas, A., Mcgregor, H., Defrancesco, C., Mccarty, F., Costello, R. B., & Peterson, K. E. Baseline design elements and sample characteristics for seven sites participating in the Nutrition Working Group of the Behavior Change Consortium. J Nutr 2008; 138(1):185S-192S.