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
Rebecca Ferrer Ferrer Rebecca Program Director Emotion/affective science; Judgment and decision making; Risk perception; Social psychology BBPSB, HBRB
Arielle Gillman Gillman Arielle Cancer Prevention Fellow Cognitive, affective, and social psychological processes in health behavior promotion; Health motivation, judgment, and decision making BBPSB
Paige Green Green Paige Chief, BBPSB Stress-mediated effects on cancer biology; Stress measurement and methodology; Psychoneuroimmunology BBPSB
Jennifer Guida Guida Jennifer Cancer Research Training Award Fellow Social networks; Stress-mediated effects on cancer outcomes; Accelerated aging; Cancer survivorship; Global health BBPSB
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
Donna Hopkins Hopkins Donna Program Specialist BBPSB
Todd Horowitz Horowitz Todd Program Director Attention; Visual perception; Sleep and circadian rhythms BBPSB
Wendy Nelson Nelson Wendy Program Director Decision making/behavioral economics; Bioethics; Adherence; Adherence to new cancer therapies; Communicating genetic risk; Cognitive effects of cancer treatment BBPSB, HCIRB
Melissa Trevino Trevino Melissa Cancer Research Training Award Fellow Attention; Memory; Medical imaging interpretation; Cancer survivorship BBPSB