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
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
Michele Bloch Bloch Michele Chief, TCRB Women's tobacco use; Global tobacco control research; Tobacco control policy research TCRB
Alexandra Budenz Budenz Alexandra Cancer Prevention Fellow TCRB
Mirjana Djordjevic Djordjevic Mirjana Program Director Tobacco products chemical composition and design; Novel tobacco products; Use behavior and smoking topography; Methods for chemical and toxicological testing; Biomarkers of exposure to nicotine and other tobacco and smoke toxicants TCRB
Meredith Grady Grady Meredith Public Health Advisor TCRB, OAD
Rachel Grana Mayne Grana Mayne Rachel Program Director Behavioral factors associated with smoking and cessation; Phenomena of dual and polyuse of tobacco products, including novel products such as electronic cigarettes TCRB
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
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
Dannielle Kelley Kelley Dannielle Cancer Prevention Fellow TCRB
Stephanie Land Land Stephanie Program Director Tobacco use and cessation among cancer patients; Tobacco use and cancer chemoprevention and screening; Clinical trials TCRB
Kristen Mangold Mangold Kristen Public Health Advisor TCRB, OAD
Margaret Mayer Mayer Margaret Cancer Research Training Award Fellow TCRB
Mark Parascandola Parascandola Mark Program Director Global health; Smokeless tobacco; Epidemiologic methods; Evaluation of tobacco control policies TCRB
Terry Powers Powers Terry Extramural Support Assistant 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 Light and intermittent smoking; Poly-tobacco and co-substance use; Behavioral co-morbidities of tobacco use; Tobacco regulatory science; Biomarkers of tobacco exposure TCRB
Lia Sorgen Sorgen Lia Cancer Research Training Award Fellow TCRB
Alesa Teague Teague Alesa Program Specialist TCRB
Bob Vollinger Vollinger Bob Program Director State and community interventions; Tobacco control policy; Media TCRB, HCIRB
Gordon Willis Willis Gordon Program Director Survey methods; Questionnaires design; Pretesting; Physician surveys; Human subjects protection; Cancer risk factor epidemiology TCRB, HCIRB