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Research Area: Tobacco control, Environmental and Policy approaches, the Role of Community and Social Norms, the effects of Media and Marketing, Research on the Dissemination of Science, Applying Innovative methods and models for behavioral science
Dr. Elizabeth Ginexi joined the National Cancer Institute (NCI), Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS), Behavioral Research Program (BRP), as a Program Director in the Tobacco Control Research Branch (TCRB) in 2010. Dr. Ginexi serves as the Project Coordinator for the State and Community Tobacco Control (SCTC) Research initiative. She has a secondary appointment in the Science of Research and Technology Branch with a keen interest in promoting the application of system science tools for behavioral research. Dr. Ginexi is an Applied Social Psychologist with expertise in family- and community-based etiology and prevention research, as well as quantitative data analysis techniques for longitudinal etiology studies and randomized intervention trials. Prior to joining the NCI, she was a Health Scientist Administrator in the Prevention Research Branch at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) where she served as the Program Official for NIDA's Transdisciplinary Prevention Research Center program. From 2003-2010 she grew a research portfolio at NIDA that emphasized transdisciplinary approaches to health promotion research and encouraged incorporating innovative technologies and discoveries from the basic neurobiological, psychological and social sciences into the development and testing of preventive intervention and health communication strategies.
Prior to NIDA, Dr. Ginexi was a Senior Study Director at Westat, where she participated in the planning and implementation of several large-scale community-based drug abuse treatment and prevention evaluations funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Before Westat, Dr. Ginexi worked as a Research Scientist at the George Washington University, where she played a major role in data collection, data management, and analysis for a number of large longitudinal field studies involving mental health etiology and preventive interventions. She also taught introductory psychology courses and served as a lecturer and statistical consultant to graduate students and research faculty on quantitative data analysis and programming. She received a Master of Arts degree and a Doctoral degree in Applied Social Psychology from the George Washington University and completed postdoctoral training under two Public Health Service Grant National Research Service Awards: one through Children's National Medical Center, and the other at the Center for Mental Health Policy at Vanderbilt University.
Current and past BRP mentors include Sarah Kobrin.
Ginexi, E. M., Riley, W., Atienza, A. A., & Mabry, P. L. The promise of intensive longitudinal data capture for behavioral health research.. Nicotine Tob Res 2014; 16(4):S73-S75.
Hassmiller-Lich, K., Ginexi, E. M., Osgood, N. D., & Mabry, P. L. A call to address complexity in prevention science research.. Prev Sci 2013; 14(3):279-289.
Ginexi, E. M. & Robertson, E. B. Translating research on inhibitory control for the prevention of drug abuse. In M. T. Bardo, D. H. Fishbein, & R. Milich (Eds.), Translational research on inhibitory control for drug abuse prevention (pp. 3-9). New York: Springer. 2011.
Jo, B., Ginexi, E. M., & Ialongo, N. S. Handling missing data in randomized experiments with noncompliance. Prev Sci 2010; 11(4):385-396.
Caudill, B. D., Luckey, B., Crosse, S. B., Blane, H. T., Ginexi, E. M., & Campbell, B. Alcohol risk reduction in a national fraternity: A randomized intervention trial with intent-to-treat analysis. J Stud Alcohol Drugs 2007; 68(3):399-409.