Staff: Elizabeth Seaman, Ph.D., M.H.S., C.H.E.S., C.P.H.
Elizabeth Seaman, Ph.D., M.H.S., C.H.E.S., C.P.H.
Cancer Research Training Award Fellow
Elizabeth Seaman, Ph.D., M.H.S., C.H.E.S., C.P.H., was a Cancer Research Training Award Fellow in the Tobacco Control Research Branch (TCRB) within the Behavioral Research Program (BRP) from June 2016 to June 2018.
She earned her Ph.D. in Behavioral and Community Health from the University of Maryland School of Public Health. During her time at the University of Maryland, Dr. Seaman worked as a research assistant in the Young Adult Drug Involvement Research Assessment (YADIRA) Lab.
Dr. Seaman also holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Georgetown University and a master's degree in Health Science in Mental Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her research interests include tobacco-related health disparities, mixed-methods research designs, and dual- and poly-tobacco product use.
"Where are they now?": Following up with past BRP fellows
Updated September 2019
How has your BRP fellowship influenced your career?
My time as a CRTA fellow in BRP affirmed my passion for tobacco control research and helped me learn more about new career paths that I didn't know existed. Before my fellowship at NCI I had no idea what contracting involved. But after great experiences working with other fellows, contractors, and federal employees at NCI, I decided to start my career as a government contractor. After a year of working in government contracting, I took a position with the CDC Foundation to manage their project, Monitoring E-Cigarette Use Among Youth in Select U.S. Cities and States.
Describe a favorite memory or two from your fellowship experience.
Everyone I met and got to work with at NCI was incredibly knowledgeable and invested in fellows and their training. I cannot understate how much I learned and was able to do during my time as a fellow. One of my favorite memories from my time at NCI was being involved with the Smoking Cessation at Lung Examination (SCALE) Collaboration with my mentor, Dr. Stephanie Land, and getting to facilitate collaboration among grantees and researchers. I also enjoyed retreats and getting to interact with people outside of the office!
Describe your current position, your current organization, and what you do.
Currently, I am a CDC Foundation field employee serving as a project manager for their Monitoring E-Cigarette Use Among Youth in Select U.S. Cities and States initiative. I am enjoying getting to work in the non-profit setting and to help manage initiatives to improve surveillance of youth ENDS behavior. I have really enjoyed getting to collaborate with individuals at the CDC and CDC Foundation, including former TCRB fellow Jamie Cordova, who is a Data Analyst on the Monitoring E-Cigarette Use Among Youth in Select U.S. Cities and States project!
Publications from Fellowship Work
- Robinson CD, Seaman EL, Grenen E, Montgomery L, Yockey RA, Coa K, Prutzman Y, Augustson E. A content analysis of smartphone apps for adolescent smoking cessation. Transl Behav Med. 2018 Nov 25.
- Montgomery L, Robinson C, Seaman EL, Haeny AM. A scoping review and meta-analysis of psychosocial and pharmacological treatments for cannabis and tobacco use among African Americans. Psychol Addict Behav. 2017 Dec;31(8):922-943.
- Joseph AM, Rothman AJ, Almirall D, Begnaud A, Chiles C, Cinciripini PM, Fu SS, Graham AL, Lindgren BR, Melzer AC, Ostroff JS, Seaman EL, Taylor KL, Toll BA, Zeliadt SB, Vock DM. Lung Cancer Screening and Smoking Cessation Clinical Trials. SCALE (Smoking Cessation within the Context of Lung Cancer Screening) Collaboration. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2018 Jan 15;197(2):172-182.
- Robinson C, Seaman EL, Montgomery L, Winfrey A. A Review of Hip Hop-Based Interventions for Health Literacy, Health Behaviors, and Mental Health. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2018 Jun;5(3):468-484.
Current and/or past BRP mentors include Stephanie Land.