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
Jennifer Bowers Bowers Jennifer Cancer Prevention Fellow Cancer Prevention; Social Influence; Risk Perceptions; Decision Making; Adolescent Health Behavior BBPSB
Rachelle Brick Brick Rachelle Cancer Prevention Fellow Accelerated aging; Cancer rehabilitation; Survivorship; Stakeholder engagement; Disability BBPSB
Adaora Ezeani Ezeani Adaora iCURE Cancer Research Training Award Fellow Obesity; Prostate cancer risk, progression, and treatment; Lifestyle interventions; Health Disparities HBRB
Molly Frauenholz Frauenholz Molly Cancer Research Training Award Fellow Health outcomes and disparities among vulnerable populations; Quality of life of cancer survivors; Physical activity HBRB
Alyssa Harrell Harrell Alyssa Cancer Research Training Award Fellow Patient-provider communication; Health information seeking behaviors; Patient self-advocacy OAD
Katie Heley Heley Katie Cancer Prevention Fellow Health communication; Visual communication; Stigma; Media; Ethics HCIRB
Jacqueline (Jacky) Hua Hua Jacqueline (Jacky) Cancer Prevention Fellow Psychological processes; Decision making; Cancer preventive behavior; Racial disparities in cancer BBPSB
Chloe Huelsnitz Huelsnitz Chloe Cancer Prevention Fellow Social Relationships; Risk Perception and Risk Communication; Dyadic Processes; Health Beliefs and Health Behavior OAD
Abigail Muro Muro Abigail Cancer Research Training Award Fellow HCIRB
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
Jennifer Zink Zink Jennifer Cancer Prevention Fellow Pediatric Energy Balance Behaviors; Childhood Obesity; Primary Cancer Prevention HBRB