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
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
Kelly Blake Blake Kelly Program Director Media effects; Social epidemiology; Communication inequality; Public health policy; Tobacco control; Survey research methods; Rural cancer control HCIRB, TCRB
Joseph Ciccolo Ciccolo Joseph Program Director Cigarette Smoking Cessation, Addiction, Mental illness, Health Disparities, High-risk Populations TCRB
Neal Freedman Freedman Neal Chief, TCRB Non-daily and low-intensity tobacco use; Emerging tobacco and cannabis products; Descriptive epidemiology of cancer and mortality trends TCRB
Meredith Grady Grady Meredith Public Health Advisor TCRB, OAD
Rachel Grana Mayne Grana Mayne Rachel Program Director Behavioral factors associated with e-cigarette and other novel tobacco product use; Dual and polyuse of tobacco products; Dual and polyuse of tobacco products and cannabis; Tobacco cessation, particularly among youth and young adults TCRB
Andrea Johnson Johnson Andrea Cancer Research Training Award Fellow Decision making; Risk perceptions; Risk communication; Tobacco control and prevention; Smoking cessation TCRB
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
Stephanie Land Land Stephanie Program Director Tobacco use and cessation among cancer patients; Tobacco use and cancer prevention and screening; Clinical trials TCRB
Youn Ok Lee Lee Youn Ok Program Director Tobacco control policy; Concurrent use of multiple tobacco products; Tobacco-Related Health Disparities; Emerging tobacco and cannabis products TCRB
Kristen Mangold Mangold Kristen Public Health Advisor TCRB, OAD
Margaret Mayer Mayer Margaret Program Director TCRB
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
Yvonne Prutzman Prutzman Yvonne Program Director Smoking cessation; Co-morbid conditions; Emerging technologies for cessation; Youth smoking TCRB, HBRB
Carolyn Reyes-Guzman Reyes-Guzman Carolyn Program Director Low-dose/infrequent cigarette smoking; Concurrent use of multiple tobacco products; Behavioral epidemiology (tobacco use and its impact on other behaviors such as alcohol use, sleep health and mental health); Tobacco biomarkers of exposure and harm TCRB
Maria Roditis Roditis Maria Program Director Youth tobacco use; Health communication; Addiction; Tobacco control policy TCRB
Alesa Teague Teague Alesa Program Specialist TCRB