Lynne Padgett , PhD
Basic Biobehavioral and Psychological Sciences Branch (BBPSB)
Behavioral Research Program (BRP)
Research Area: Cognition, Palliative Care, Behavioral Medicine
Lynne Padgett is a Health Scientist/Program Director at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS), Behavioral Research Program (BRP), Basic Biobehavioral and Psychological Sciences Branch (BBPSB). She earned her Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Memphis in 2001 with concentrations in Behavioral Medicine and Research Design/Statistics. She holds a Master of Science and Specialist in Education degrees in Community Counseling from Georgia State University. She also completed a certificate program focused on the integration of theology/spirituality and psychology. Prior to graduate school, Lynne completed a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and worked in the cosmetics industry. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry in the Human Genetics Lab in 2003. Lynne's program of research focuses on measurement issues related to cognition and emotional distress, as well as interventions to improve or maximize cognitive functioning. She is particularly interested in the process of implementing biobehavioral science into community clinical practice, and facilitating research with community partners. In addition, she is interested in organization factors associated with the practice of palliative care.
Lynne is the Technical Lead for the NCI Community Cancer Centers Program (NCCCP) in the areas of cancer survivorship and palliative care. She also is pursuing projects related to data harmonization in collaboration with the Grid-Enable Measures (GEM) team.
Dr. Lynne Padgett discusses research in cognitive effects of cancer treatment and psychosocial distress in the context of cancer control:
Secondary Branch Appointment:
Process of Care Research Branch (PCRB)
Selected Publications and Presentations
de Moor JS, Mariotto AB, Parry C, Alfano CM, Padgett L, Kent EE, Forsythe L, Scoppa S, Hachey M, Rowland JH. Cancer survivors in the United States: prevalence across the survivorship trajectory and implications for care.. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2013 Apr; 22(4):561-570.
Forsythe LP, Rowland JH, Padgett L, Blaseg K, Siegel SD, Dingman CM, Gillis TA. The cancer psychosocial care matrix: a community-derived evaluative tool for designing quality psychosocial cancer care delivery.. Psychooncology 2013 Feb 25..
Parry, C., Padgett, L., & Zebrack, B. Now what? Toward an integrated research and practice agenda in distress screening. J Psychosoc Oncol 2012; 6(30):715-727.