Staff: Alix Sleight, Ph.D., M.P.H., O.T.D., O.T.R./L.

Alix Sleight

Alix Sleight, Ph.D., M.P.H., O.T.D., O.T.R./L.

Current Fellow

Cancer Prevention Fellow
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Alix Sleight, Ph.D., M.P.H., O.T.D., O.T.R./L., is a Cancer Prevention Fellow in the Behavioral Research Program's Office of the Associate Director. Her research focuses on quality of life during cancer survivorship. She is particularly interested in topics surrounding everyday activity, habit change, spiritual growth, and self-actualization.

Prior to joining NCI, Dr. Sleight worked clinically as an Occupational Therapist with a specialty in health behavior counseling for cancer survivors. Her research has involved qualitative and quantitative investigations of supportive care needs and quality of life in underserved populations of cancer survivors.

Dr. Sleight earned a Ph.D. in Occupational Science and an M.P.H. from the University of Southern California. She also holds an M.A. and a clinical doctorate (O.T.D.) in Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California, and a B.A. in English from Wesleyan University.

Current and/or past BRP mentors include William Klein.

Research Areas

  • Survivorship
  • Cancer rehabilitation
  • Health-related quality of life
  • Patient-reported outcomes
  • Lifestyle adaptation
  • Qualitative and mixed methods research
  • Transpersonal psychology

Selected Publications and Presentations

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