Staff: Linda Nebeling, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D., F.A.N.D.
Linda Nebeling, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D., F.A.N.D.
- Office of the Associate Director (OAD)
- Behavioral Research Program (BRP)
Linda Nebeling, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D., F.A.N.D., is the Deputy Associate Director of the Behavioral Research Program (BRP), in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS), National Cancer Institute (NCI). She is a member of the NIH Obesity Research Task Force - Senior Leadership and the NIH Nutrition Research Task Force. She has served as the Scientific Program Director for the Transdisciplinary Research in Energetics and Cancer (TREC) Centers initiatives, the Principal Investigator for NCI's Family Life, Activity, Sun, Health and Eating (FLASHE) study as well as Branch Chief of the Health Behaviors Research Branch, Acting Associate Director of BRP, and Public Health Nutritionist in NCI's National 5-A-Day for Better Health Program. Her research interests are in transdisciplinary science, energy balance, obesity and cancer and in the relationship between dietary behaviors and the risk of cancer. Dr. Nebeling pioneered research on the effects of a ketogenic diet on tumor glucose metabolism in children with brain cancer while at CWRU. She has co-authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and is a reviewer for many professional journals. She has received the NIH Director's Award for her work with the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR), the NIH Merit Award for her leadership in TREC, the NCI Outstanding Mentor Award and additional NCI Merit Awards in 2016, 2012, 2011, 2005, 2000 and 1997. She is a 2016 recipient of the Conrad A. Elvehjem Award for Public Service in Nutrition from the American Society of Nutrition, and the Connie San Andres-Robles Distinguished ON DPG Service Award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in 2003. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Dr. Nebeling is an alumni of NCI's Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program. She received her Ph.D. in nutrition from Case Western Reserve University, a M.P.H. from Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health and Hygiene, a M.S. in human nutrition from University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a B.S. in nutrition from Michigan State University. She is a graduate of the Dietetic Internship Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York.
Current and/or past BRP mentees include Minal Patel, Caitlin Bailey and Catherine Pichardo.
- Energy balance
- Health promotion
- Cancer prevention
Selected Publications and Presentations
- O'Connor SG, Boyd P, Bailey CP, Nebeling L, Reedy J, Czajkowski SM, Shams-White MM. A qualitative exploration of facilitators and barriers of adherence to time-restricted eating. Appetite 2022 Aug 5; 178.
- Wiseman KP, Patel M, Dwyer LA, Nebeling LC. Perceived weight and barriers to physical activity in parent-adolescent dyads. Health Psychol 2018 Aug; 37(8):767-774.
- Parks CA, Blaser C, Smith TM, Calloway EE, Oh AY, Dwyer LA, Liu B, Nebeling LC, Yaroch AL. Correlates of fruit and vegetable intake among parents and adolescents: findings from the Family Life, Activity, Sun, Health, and Eating (FLASHE) study. Public Health Nutr 2018 Aug; 21(11):2079-2087.
- Dwyer LA, Patel M, Nebeling LC, Oh AY. Independent Associations and Interactions of Perceived Neighborhood and Psychosocial Constructs on Adults' Physical Activity. J Phys Act Health 2018 May 1; 15(5):361-368.
- Woodward-Lopez G, Gosliner W, Au LE, Kao J, Webb KL, Sagatov RD, Strauss WJ, Landgraf AJ, Nagaraja J, Wilson DK, Nicastro HL, Nebeling LC, Schultz JA, Ritchie LD; Healthy Communities Study Team. Community characteristics modify the relationship between obesity prevention efforts and dietary intake in children: the Healthy Communities Study. Pediatr Obes 2018 Oct; 13 Suppl 1:46-55.