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
Joan Becker Becker Joan Program Analyst OAD
Michele Bloch Bloch Michele Senior Advisor, OAD Women's tobacco use; Global tobacco control research; Tobacco control policy research OAD
Amy Caplon Caplon Amy Public Health Advisor OAD
Laura Dwyer Dwyer Laura Contractor - Cape Fox Facilities Services OAD, HBRB
Michele Fisher Fisher Michele Program Specialist OAD
Andrea Goergen Goergen Andrea Health Scientist Administrator Leveraging communication to promote health behavior change; Personalized medicine and nutrition; Access to care for vulnerable populations OAD
Meredith Grady Grady Meredith Public Health Advisor TCRB, OAD
Debbie Greenberg Greenberg Debbie Program Analyst OAD
Paul Han Han Paul Senior Scientist Medical uncertainty; Shared decision making; Risk communication; Predictive modeling; Cancer screening; Cancer genomics; Palliative and end-of-life care OAD
Alyssa Harrell Harrell Alyssa Cancer Research Training Award Fellow Patient-provider communication; Health information seeking behaviors; Patient self-advocacy OAD
Chloe Huelsnitz Huelsnitz Chloe Cancer Prevention Fellow Social Relationships; Risk Perception and Risk Communication; Dyadic Processes; Health Beliefs and Health Behavior OAD
Annette Kaufman Kaufman Annette Program Director Tobacco control; Policy; Applied social psychology; Risk perception; Multiple health behavior change; Health behavior theory; Health communication TCRB, OAD
William  Klein Klein William Associate Director, BRP Social psychology; Risk perception; Decision-making OAD
Kristen Mangold Mangold Kristen Public Health Advisor TCRB, OAD
Tommie McKoy McKoy Tommie Program Analyst OAD
Richard Moser Moser Richard Training Director and Research Methods Coordinator Statistical methodology; Survey methodology; Data harmonization; Health cognitions; End-of-life OAD
Linda Nebeling Nebeling Linda Deputy Associate Director Nutrition; Energy balance; Health promotion; Cancer prevention OAD
Mary O'Connell O'Connell Mary Scientific Program Manager OAD
Jackelyn Payne Payne Jackelyn Cancer Prevention Fellow Medical decision making; Reproductive health; Psychosocial oncology; Medical uncertainty OAD
Catherine Pichardo Pichardo Catherine Cancer Research Training Award Fellow OAD, HBRB
Heather Platter Platter Heather Cancer Prevention Fellow Decision-making; Risk perception and risk communication; Health literacy; Lung cancer screening; Tobacco control and prevention, smoking cessation OAD, TCRB
Maria Rincon Rincon Maria Cancer Research Training Award Fellow eHealth; Health literacy; Health information technology; Cancer outcomes; Behavioral measurement OAD
Gina Tesauro Tesauro Gina Public Health Advisor OAD