Staff

Our team of accomplished scientists, research associates, fellows, and administrators is dedicated to advancing cancer-related behavioral science research. This staff directory can help you:

  • find the appropriate contact for a research project.
  • learn more about our network of mentorship and collaboration.
  • browse our program staff's range of talents and professional backgrounds.

You are welcome to contact our staff to learn more about behavioral research at the National Cancer Institute.



Photo Last Name First Name Title Research Areas Branch/ Office
Tanya Agurs-Collins Agurs-Collins Tanya Program Director Lifestyle factors; Biomarkers and cancer risk in ethnic/minority populations; Gene-behavior interactions; Obesity and cancer risk; Health Disparities HBRB, BBPSB
David Berrigan Berrigan David Program Director Physical activity and the built environment; Energy balance and carcinogenesis; Geospatial approaches to cancer prevention and control HBRB, TCRB
Susan Czajkowski Czajkowski Susan Chief, HBRB Psychosocial and behavioral risk factors and interventions; Behavioral treatment development; Adherence to medical and behavioral regimens; Obesity; Health-related quality of life HBRB
Heather D'Angelo D'Angelo Heather Program Director Place and health; Climate change; Health equity; Multilevel interventions; Public health policy; Health behavior change; Communication inequalities HCIRB, HBRB
David Dean Dean David Program Director HBRB
Laura Dwyer Dwyer Laura Contractor - Cape Fox Facilities Services OAD, HBRB
Rebecca Ferrer Ferrer Rebecca Program Director Emotion/affective science; Judgment and decision making; Risk perception; Social psychology BBPSB, HBRB
Molly Frauenholz Frauenholz Molly Cancer Research Training Award Fellow Health outcomes and disparities among vulnerable populations; Quality of life of cancer survivors; Physical activity HBRB
Kara Hall Hall Kara Program Director Science of team science; Health behavior theory; Implementation science; System science approaches; Research methods; Intervention development; Sleep; Climate change HBRB
Frank Perna Perna Frank Program Director Physical activity; School policy; Skin cancer prevention; Sport psychology; Cancer survivorship; Biopsychosocial mechanisms and theories of behavior change HBRB, IS
Catherine Pichardo Pichardo Catherine Cancer Research Training Award Fellow OAD, HBRB
Yvonne Prutzman Prutzman Yvonne Program Director Smoking cessation; Co-morbid conditions; Emerging technologies for cessation; Youth smoking TCRB, HBRB
Kimberly Woodhouse Woodhouse Kimberly Program Specialist HBRB
Jennifer Zink Zink Jennifer Cancer Prevention Fellow Pediatric Energy Balance Behaviors; Childhood Obesity; Primary Cancer Prevention HBRB