Amber Koblitz , PhD, MPH
Former Fellow, Transitioned Outside of the Program
Fellow - Cancer Prevention Fellow
Office of the Associate Director (OAD)
Behavioral Research Program (BRP)
Dr. Koblitz was a Cancer Prevention Fellow in the Office of the Associate Director (OAD) in the Behavioral Research Program (BRP) within the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Baker University, an Master of Science degree and Doctorate in Social and Health Psychology from North Dakota State University, and a Masters in Public Health from the University of Kansas Medical Center. Amber's research interests are focused on elucidating the ways in which affect, emotion, and other psychosocial aspects influence cancer prevention and control. She also focused on differentiating the role of risk (cognition) and worry (affect) in health decisions. Her research has focused on these topics in mainly smoking cessation and smoking prevention domains. In addition, she has interest in examining the role of affect and emotion in health-related quality of life of cancer survivors.
While in BRP, she worked on a variety of projects using both secondary data analysis and primary data collection, and will work to establish a collaborative network across branches and programs within the NCI to pursue these interests.