Linda Nebeling

Linda Nebeling , PhD, MPH, RD

Deputy Associate Director
Office of the Associate Director (OAD)
Behavioral Research Program (BRP)

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

Linda Nebeling, Ph.D., MPH, RD, FADA is a Senior Scientist and serves as the Deputy Associate Director, in 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 (2005 – 2010; 2011 – 2016). Previously, she served as Chief, Health Behaviors Research Branch and Acting Associate Director of the BRP, DCCPS, and a Public Health Nutritionist in NCI’s National 5 A Day for Better Health Program.

Dr. Nebeling has completed a post-doctoral fellowship with NCI’s Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program. Her research interests are on transdisciplinary science, energy balance, obesity and cancer; and the relationship between dietary behaviors in different population groups and the risk of cancer and other chronic diseases. She has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications, co-edited a textbook, and is a reviewer for many professional journals. She has received 7 separate NCI Merit Awards for exemplary contributions in the field of nutrition and health promotion. In 2011, she received the NIH Directors award for her efforts 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. In 2001, she was awarded the status of Fellow by the American Dietetic Association (FADA) now called the 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 Hygine, 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. Past experience includes serving as a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Nutrition, Case Western Reserve University, OH, and as a Clinical Dietitian at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NY.

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

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.

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