Staff: Michele Bloch, MD, PhD

Michele Bloch

Michele Bloch, MD, PhD

Senior Advisor, OAD
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Michele Bloch, M.D., Ph.D. , is a senior advisor in the Office of the Associate Director within the Behavioral Research Program’s Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). From October 2013 to May 2023, Dr. Bloch served as chief of the Behavioral Research Program’s Tobacco Control Research Branch.

Dr. Bloch received her bachelor's degree in biochemistry from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. She received her doctor of medicine and doctor of philosophy degrees (pharmacology) from Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, where she completed a residency in anatomic pathology.

Dr. Bloch's research interests include tobacco control policy research, effective tobacco control policy and program interventions for women and girls, and international tobacco control research. She provided scientific guidance to the Fogarty International Center as it developed its Request for Applications regarding research and capacity building on international tobacco control and to the National Institute of Child Health and Development's Global Network for Women's and Children's Health Research Tobacco and Pregnancy Survey.

Dr. Bloch is a member of the American Public Health Association and the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco.

Current and/or past BRP mentees include Frank Perna and Kelly Blake.

Research Areas

  • Women's tobacco use
  • Global tobacco control research
  • Tobacco control policy research

Selected Publications and Presentations

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