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 Area 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; Ecology, evolution, and physiology of behavioral and life history traits 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
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
Kara Hall Hall Kara Program Director Science of team science; Health behavior theory; Dissemination and implementation science; System science approaches; Research methods; Intervention development HBRB, BBPSB
Anne Hartman Hartman Anne Program Director Tobacco assessment/monitoring; Sun exposure assessment/monitoring TCRB, HBRB
Anne Julian Julian Anne Cancer Prevention Fellow UV exposure and protection; Sunscreen use; Survey measurement; Health information/misinformation on social media HBRB
Kasey Morris Morris Kasey Cancer Research Training Award Fellow Social psychology; Self and identity; Skin cancer prevention; Physical activity HBRB
Lilian Perez Perez Lilian Cancer Prevention Fellow Built environment; Physical activity; Cancer and obesity prevention; Global health; Immigrant health; Health disparities; Ecological models of health behaviors 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
Yvonne Prutzman Prutzman Yvonne Program Director Smoking cessation; Co-morbid conditions; Emerging technologies for cessation; Youth smoking TCRB, HBRB
Elise Rice Rice Elise Cancer Research Training Award Fellow Social psychology; Affective science; Behavior change HBRB
Calvin Tribby Tribby Calvin Cancer Prevention Fellow Built environment; Physical activity; Walking; Transportation systems; Obesity; Geographic information science HBRB
Kimberly Woodhouse Woodhouse Kimberly Program Specialist HBRB