Staff: Heather D'Angelo, PhD, MHS

Heather D'Angelo

Heather D'Angelo, PhD, MHS

(she/her/hers)
Program Director
Organization: Contact:
heather.dangelo@nih.gov
240-276-6597

Heather D'Angelo, PhD, MHS, 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 scientific interests include 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 PhD in Health Behavior from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health. She holds a MHS in International Health with a concentration in Human Nutrition from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a BS in Biochemistry from Northeastern University.


Heather D'Angelo's Google Scholar Publication List is available at: D'Angelo's Publication ListExit Disclaimer



Secondary Branch/Office Appointment:  Health Behaviors Research Branch (HBRB)

Current and/or past BRP mentors include Robin Vanderpool and April Oh.

Current and/or past BRP mentees include Abigail Muro and Jacob Rohde.


Research Areas

  • Place and health
  • Climate change
  • Health equity
  • Multilevel interventions
  • Public health policy
  • Health behavior change
  • Communication inequalities

Selected Publications and Presentations

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