Staff: Heather D'Angelo, Ph.D., M.H.S.
Heather D'Angelo, Ph.D., M.H.S.
Heather D'Angelo, Ph.D., M.H.S., is a Program Director in the Health Communication and Informatics Research Branch (HCIRB) of the Behavioral Research Program (BRP) at NCI. She also serves as co-chair of the DCCPS Climate Change Scientific Priority Group. Dr. D'Angelo's research focuses on reducing cancer health disparities by understanding the role of the social, built, communication, and policy environments in influencing health behaviors related to cancer risk.
Prior to joining NCI, Dr. D'Angelo was an Assistant Scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for the Cancer Center Cessation Initiative Coordinating Center. Dr. D'Angelo completed her post-doctoral training as an NCI Cancer Prevention Fellow. She earned her Ph.D in Health Behavior from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health. She holds a M.H.S. in International Health with a concentration in Human Nutrition from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a B.S. in Biochemistry from Northeastern University.
Secondary Branch/Office Appointment:
Health Behaviors Research Branch (HBRB)
- Place and health
- Climate change
- Health equity
- Multilevel interventions
- Public health policy
- Health behavior change
- Communication inequalities
Selected Publications and Presentations
- Nogueira LM, Crane TE, Ortiz AP, D'Angelo H, Neta G. Climate Change and Cancer. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2023 Jul 5; 32(7):869-875.
- Rohde JA, Klein WMP, D'Angelo H. Alcohol and Cancer Risk Beliefs as Correlates of Alcohol Consumption Status. Am J Prev Med 2023 Jan 25; S0749-3797(23):00275-1.
- D'Angelo H, Webb Hooper M, Burris JL, Rolland B, Adsit R, Pauk D, Rosenblum M, Fiore MC, Baker TB. Achieving Equity in the Reach of Smoking Cessation Services Within the NCI Cancer Moonshot-Funded Cancer Center Cessation Initiative. Health Equity 2021 Jun 16; 5(1):424-430.
- Fiore MC, D'Angelo H, Baker T. Effective Cessation Treatment for Patients With Cancer Who Smoke-The Fourth Pillar of Cancer Care. JAMA Netw Open 2019 Sep 4; 2(9).
- D'Angelo H, Ammerman A, Gordon-Larsen P, Linnan L, Lytle L, Ribisl KM. Sociodemographic Disparities in Proximity of Schools to Tobacco Outlets and Fast-Food Restaurants. Am J Public Health 2016; 106(9):1556-1562.