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
Kaitlin Akif Akif Kaitlin Presidential Management Fellow Social Determinants of Health/Health Equity; Epidemiology; Cancer; Infectious Disease OAD
Alycia Boutté Boutté Alycia Cancer Research Training Award Fellow Health communication; Health disparities; Mental health; Built environment; Diet quality; Maternal and child health OAD
Pat Boyd Boyd Pat Cancer Research Training Award Fellow HBRB
Alexandra Budenz Budenz Alexandra Cancer Prevention Fellow TCRB
Raimee Eck Eck Raimee Cancer Research Training Award Fellow HBRB
Adaora Ezeani Ezeani Adaora iCURE Cancer Research Training Award Fellow Obesity; Prostate cancer risk, progression, and treatment; Lifestyle interventions; Health Disparities 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
Jennifer Guida Guida Jennifer Cancer Research Training Award Fellow Social networks; Stress-mediated effects on cancer outcomes; Accelerated aging; Cancer survivorship; Global health BBPSB
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
Irina Iles Iles Irina Cancer Prevention Fellow Health communication; Decision-making; Risk perception; Tobacco; Nutrition OAD
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
Margaret Mayer Mayer Margaret Cancer Research Training Award Fellow TCRB
Ashley Murray Murray Ashley Cancer Research Training Award Fellow Public Use Datasets; Data Harmonization; Health Behavior Promotion; Affective Associations OAD
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
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
Camella Rising Rising Camella Cancer Research Training Award Fellow Family health and cancer communication across the life span; Communication and uncertainty management; Nutrition and physical activity behavior; Digital health; Social support HCIRB
Melissa Trevino Trevino Melissa Cancer Research Training Award Fellow Attention; Memory; Medical imaging interpretation; Cancer survivorship BBPSB
Neha Trivedi Trivedi Neha Cancer Research Training Award Fellow Health disparities; Social media; Patient-provider communication; Health information technology; Electronic health records HCIRB