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
Amanda Acevedo Acevedo Amanda Cancer Research Training Award Psychophysiology; Emotion; Pain; Culture; Latino Health BBPSB, HBRB
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
Pat Boyd Boyd Pat Cancer Research Training Award Fellow HBRB
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
Raimee Eck Eck Raimee Cancer Research Training Award Fellow 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; Sleep HBRB, BBPSB
Anne Hartman Hartman Anne Program Director Tobacco use surveillance and epidemiology; Impacts of tobacco use policy, attitudes, and social norms; Evaluation of tobacco interventions; Innovative assessment methods; Sun exposure behaviors, biological and environmental contexts, and policy TCRB, HBRB
Olga Herren Herren Olga Cancer Research Training Award Fellow Lifestyle factors; Biomarkers and cancer risk in ethnic/minority populations; Health disparities; Cognitive-Behavioral interactions in health; Obesity and cancer risk HBRB
Anne Julian Julian Anne Cancer Prevention Fellow UV exposure and protection; Sunscreen use; Survey measurement; Health information/misinformation on social media HBRB
Mark Lowry Lowry Mark Cancer Research Training Award Fellow HBRB
Sydney O'Connor O'Connor Sydney Cancer Prevention Fellow Sleep and circadian rhythms; Temporal eating patterns; Obesity and weight control; Psychosocial determinants of health behaviors; mHealth and EMA methodology 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
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