National Cancer Institute
Jennifer L. Guida

Jennifer L. Guida, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Current Fellow
Cancer Research Training Award Postdoctoral Fellow
Basic Biobehavioral and Psychological Sciences Branch (BBPSB)
Behavioral Research Program (BRP)

Research Area: Social networks; Stress-mediated effects on cancer outcomes; Accelerated aging; Cancer survivorship; Global health

Jennifer Guida, Ph.D., M.P.H., is a Cancer Research Training Award Postdoctoral Fellow in the Basic Biobehavioral and Psychological Sciences Branch of the Behavioral Research Program. Dr. Guida is interested in elucidating the biological pathways of psychosocial effects on quality of life for cancer survivors.

Dr. Guida received her undergraduate degree in anthropology and a master's degree in public health from the University of Colorado. During her public health training, she interned at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, in the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention in the Office of the Director. Recently, she completed her doctoral degree in epidemiology from the University of Maryland, College Park. Her doctoral training integrated techniques in social network analysis, epidemiologic methods, and the social determinants of health. Dr. Guida was a Summer Research Fellow in 2015 and 2016 and a special volunteer in the Genetic Epidemiology Branch in the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics at the National Cancer Institute. During her summer fellowship, she explored the effects of mammographic density on molecular subtypes among Chinese women with breast cancer. Her dissertation work combined her interests in cancer survivorship and social network methods. Her work investigated social network changes over time and their effects on mental, physical, and immunologic wellbeing for cancer survivors.

Dr. Guida has received recognition for excellence in research and teaching. She was awarded several Dean's Fellowships, the International Research Fellowship, and Outstanding Teaching Assistant from the University of Maryland's Graduate School. Most recently, she received the Laura B. Wilson Leadership Award (2017) from the University of Maryland's School of Public Health for her outstanding contribution to research, teaching, and service.

Current and past BRP mentors include Paige Green.

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