Staff: Carolyn Reyes-Guzman, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Carolyn Reyes-Guzman

Carolyn Reyes-Guzman, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Program Director and Epidemiologist
Organization: Contact:
carolyn.reyes-guzman@nih.gov
240-276-7244

Carolyn Reyes-Guzman, Ph.D., M.P.H., is a Program Director and Epidemiologist in the Behavioral Research Program's Tobacco Control Research Branch.

Prior to joining the National Cancer Institute, Dr. Reyes-Guzman was an Epidemiologist at the FDA Center for Tobacco Products (CTP), Division of Population Health Sciences. At CTP, Dr. Reyes-Guzman conducted research, review, and evaluation in support of the regulation of tobacco products and was actively involved in the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study, where she maintains ongoing collaborations.

Before her work with CTP, Dr. Reyes-Guzman was a Cancer Research Training Award Fellow in the National Cancer Institute's Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics. Under the mentorship of Neil Caporaso, M.D., her research focused on low-intensity/some-day cigarette smoking. She also has several years of experience working within the private/non-profit sector in tobacco control research, including areas of co-substance use, health behaviors, and mental health disorders.

Dr. Reyes-Guzman currently supports a portfolio of grants related to tobacco use and cancer control, including light and intermittent smoking, behavioral co-morbidities of tobacco use, non-cigarette tobacco products, the application of advanced epidemiologic methods to analyze tobacco use exposure, and the genetics of nicotine dependence and tobacco use. She is interested in studying the epidemiology of light and intermittent cigarette smokers, along with their use of other tobacco products and substances. In addition to tobacco control research, Dr. Reyes-Guzman has collaborated on studies of other health behaviors such as overweight/obesity, biomarkers of tobacco exposure, and observational studies of lung cancer and lung cancer screening.

Dr. Reyes-Guzman earned a Ph.D. and a Master in Public Health from George Washington University Milken Institute of Public Health and a Bachelor of Arts from Santa Clara University in California.

Secondary Branch Appointment: Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics


Current and/or past BRP mentors include Wen-Ying Chou.

Current and/or past BRP mentees include Jamie Cordova.


Research Interests

  • Light and intermittent smoking
  • Behavioral co-morbidities of tobacco use
  • Non-cigarette tobacco products
  • Biomarkers of tobacco exposure

Selected Publications and Presentations