Staff: Margaret Mayer, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Margaret Mayer

Margaret Mayer, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Current Fellow

Cancer Research Training Award Fellow
Organization: Contact:
margaret.mayer@nih.gov
240-276-6433

Margaret Mayer, Ph.D., M.P.H., is a Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) Fellow in the Tobacco Control Research Branch (TCRB) of the Behavioral Research Program (BRP).

Dr. Mayer's work as a CRTA fellow primarily supports the Tobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey (TUS-CPS) as part of a Tri-Agency (NIH-CDC-FDA) tobacco surveillance effort, but she also explores other data sources related to tobacco use and co-behaviors.

Dr. Mayer's research focuses on the epidemiology of tobacco use. Her interests include identifying predictors of attitudes toward smoking and vaping policies. In addition, she is interested in exploring relationships between tobacco use, other health behaviors, and social determinants of health.

Dr. Mayer received her Ph.D. in Public Health from Yale University. Her dissertation investigated the association between tobacco use and food insecurity.

Prior to her doctorate, Dr. Mayer completed her M.P.H. in Chronic Disease Epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health. During her time at Yale, she worked with the Yale Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science, where she focused on initiation of and transitions between different types of tobacco products among youth.

Dr. Mayer holds a bachelor's degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of Connecticut.


Current and/or past BRP mentors include Carolyn Reyes-Guzman.


Selected Publications and Presentations