National Cancer Institute

Selected Behavioral Research Investigators

Health Behaviors (HBRB)

  • Barbara Brown , University of Utah
    Environmental psychologist

    "I love finding community interventions that support both personal health and environmental health in a "stealthy" way-without requiring that people be committed to healthy behaviors or to environmentalism."
  • Wendy Demark-Wahnefried , University of Alabama at Birmingham
    Translational Researcher and Nutrition Scientist

    "There are so many opportunities to discover new ways to prevent and control cancer and "ah-ha" moments are daily occurrences that spring from working in the laboratory, the clinic and the community. Being open and preparing oneself to actively receive or generate those ideas is the first step; however, finding the time, energy and most of all the resources to pursue a fraction of those ideas is the key and one that requires dogged determination."

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  • Jacqueline Kerr , University of California - San Diego
    Exposome scientist. I focus on behaviors and the built environment that we are exposed to in our daily lives

    "My ah-ha moment came when I realized all the errors in our data processing that I focused on obsessively were only creating a couple of minutes of error a day at the person level. I realized I needed to get out of this rabbit hole and look around at the majority of successful predictions we were creating. I have now accepted that perfection in such behavioral & environmental matches are not possible, and I focus on the larger probabilities that time and space may influence behavior."