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

Jennifer L. Guida

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

Current Fellow

Cancer Research Training Award Fellow
Organization: Contact:
jennifer.guida@nih.gov
240-276-7634

Jennifer Guida, Ph.D., M.P.H., is a 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 from Arizona State University and a master's in public health from the University of Colorado. During her M.P.H. training, she was a fellow 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 became a Summer Research Fellow (2015 and 2016) and special volunteer in the Genetic Epidemiology Branch in the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics at NCI exploring 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 and investigated social network changes over time and their effects on mental, physical, and immunologic well-being 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/or past BRP mentors include Paige Green.


Research Interests

  • Social networks
  • Stress-mediated effects on cancer outcomes
  • Accelerated aging
  • Cancer survivorship
  • Global health