Staff: Jennifer L. Guida, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Jennifer L. Guida, Ph.D., M.P.H.
NOTE: Dr. Guida is a Program Director in the Behavioral Research Program. This page reflects her time as a fellow; find her staff profile here.
Jennifer Guida, Ph.D., M.P.H., was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Basic Biobehavioral and Psychological Sciences Branch of the Behavioral Research Program from 2017-2020. Dr. Guida's research interests focused on the intersection between aging, cancer, cancer treatment. In particular, she was interested in the role of psychosocial factors that impact quality of life and lead to aging endpoints for cancer survivors. Her empirical work includes utilizing longitudinal social network methods to understand how the social networks of cancer survivors evolve over time and their impacts on health. Dr. Guida was also interested in lifestyle interventions to improve cancer and aging-related outcomes.
Dr. Guida earned her doctorate degree in Epidemiology from the University of Maryland, College Park and received an M.P.H. from the University of Colorado. She also holds a B.A. in Anthropology from Arizona State University.
"Where are they now?": Following up with past BRP fellows
Updated June 2021
Basic Biobehavioral and Psychological Sciences Branch, Behavioral Research Program, NCI
How has your BRP fellowship influenced your career?
The BRP fellowship influenced my career choice so much. During my time as a BRP fellow, I was able to be involved in the cancer and aging initiative. Through this work, I learned what a program director does and how they develop new areas of science. I found the work really fascinating. I loved being able to see the 40,000-foot view of what needed to be done to develop this new area. I enjoyed learning from and interacting with experts in the field and working with investigators. Collectively, these are the reasons I became a program director myself and it was the best decision I could have made.
Describe a favorite memory or two from your fellowship experience.
I can't pinpoint just one favorite memory, but the friendships I've formed with other fellows in BRP made for a really positive fellowship experience, some of whom are now program directors at the NCI or other institutes, so we've kept in contact and its been fun to hear about their new endeavors.
Describe your current position, your current organization, and what you do.
I am a Program Director in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences at the National Cancer Institute where I oversee a portfolio of research related to cancer and aging. My research focuses on using biological and clinical measures of aging to understand the impact of cancer and cancer treatments on aging outcomes, like frailty and cognitive impairment, and design strategies to reverse or mitigate treatment-related effects.
Awards, Honors, and Recognitions
- Sallie Rosen Kaplan Fellowship, National Cancer Institute (2019)
- Cancer Prevention and Policy Fellowship Exchange, Cancer Research UK / National Cancer Institute (2019)
- Young Investigators Colloquium Scholar, American Psychosomatic Society (2018)
Publications from Fellowship Work
- Liu H, Cruz-Cano R, Guida JL, Yu Y. Effect of social distancing measures in reducing the scope of the COVID-19 epidemic in five of the hardest-hit states. Public Health Reports, accepted March 2021.
- Tian Y, Guida JL*, Koka H, Li E, Zhu B, Sung H, Chan A, Zhang H, Tang E, Guo C, Deng J, Hu N, Lu N, Gierach G, Li J, Yang XR (2020). Quantitative Mammographic Density Measurements and Molecular Subtypes in Chinese Women with Breast Cancer. JNCI Cancer Spectrum. DOI:10.1093/jncics/pkaa092. *co-first authors
- Hayek S, Gibson TM, Leisenring WM, Guida JL, Gramatges MM, Lupo PJ, Howell RM, Oeffinger KC, Bhatia S, Edelstein K, Hudson MM, Robison LL, Nathan PC, Yasui Y, Krull KR, Armstrong GT, Ness KK. Prevalence and Predictors of Frailty in Childhood Cancer Survivors and Siblings: A Report From the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. J Clin Oncol. 2020 Jan 20;38(3):232-247.
- Li E, Guida JL*, Tian Y, Sung H, Koka H, Li M, Chan A, Zhang H, Tang E, Guo C, Deng J, Hu N, Lu N, Gierach GL, Li J, Yang XR. Associations between mammographic density and tumor characteristics in Chinese women with breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2019 Sep;177(2):527-536. *co-first authors
- Abubakar M, Guo C, Koka H, Sung H, Shao N, Guida J, Deng J, Li M, Hu N, Zhou B, Lu N, Yang XR. Clinicopathological and epidemiological significance of breast cancer subtype reclassification based on p53 immunohistochemical expression. NPJ Breast Cancer. 2019 Jul 25;5:20.
- Sung H, Guo C, Li E, Li J, Pfeiffer RM, Guida JL, Cora R, Hu N, Deng J, Figueroa JD, Sherman ME, Gierach GL, Lu N, Yang XR. The relationship between terminal duct lobular unit features and mammographic density among Chinese breast cancer patients. Int J Cancer. 2019 Jul 1;145(1):70-77.
- Abubakar M, Sung H, Bcr D, Guida J, Tang TS, Pfeiffer RM, Yang XR. Breast cancer risk factors, survival and recurrence, and tumor molecular subtype: analysis of 3012 women from an indigenous Asian population. Breast Cancer Res. 2018 Sep 18;20(1):114.
Selected Publications and Presentations
- Guida JL, Alfini AJ, Gallicchio L, Spira AP, Caporaso NE, Green PA. Association of Objectively Measured Sleep with Frailty and 5-year Mortality in Community-Dwelling Older Adults. Sleep 2021 Jan 6.
- Guida JL, Agurs-Collins T, Ahles TA, Campisi J, Dale W, Demark-Wahnefried W, Dietrich J, Fuldner R, Gallicchio L, Green PA, Hurria A, Janelsins MC, Jhappan C, Kirkland JL, Kohanski R, Longo V, Meydani S, Mohile S, Niedernhofer LJ, Nelson C, Perna F, Schadler K, Scott JM, Schrack JA, Tracy RP, van Deursen J, Ness KK. Strategies to Prevent or Remediate Cancer and Treatment-Related Aging. J Natl Cancer Inst 2020 Apr 29.
- Guida JL, Ahles TA, Belsky D, Campisi J, Cohen HJ, DeGregori J, Fuldner R, Ferrucci L, Gallicchio L, Gavrilov L, Gavrilova N, Green PA, Jhappan C, Kohanski R, Krull K, Mandelblatt J, Ness KK, O'Mara A, Price N, Schrack J, Studenski S, Theou O, Tracy RP, Hurria A. Measuring Aging and Identifying Aging Phenotypes in Cancer Survivors. J Natl Cancer Inst 2019 Dec 1; 111(12):1245-1254.
- Guida JL, Green PA, Gallicchio L. Envisioning Arti's 'Cadillac study' to assess aging trajectories in cancer survivors. J Geriatr Oncol 2020 Mar; 11(2):175-175.
- Guida JL, Holt CL, Dallal CM, He X, Gold R, Liu H. Social Relationships and Functional Impairment in Aging Cancer Survivors: A Longitudinal Social Network Study. Gerontologist 2020 May 15; 60(4):607-616.