Staff: Elizabeth Siembida, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Elizabeth Siembida

Elizabeth Siembida, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Current Fellow

Cancer Prevention Fellow
Organization: Contact:
elizabeth.siembida@nih.gov
240-276-7585

Elizabeth (Liz) Siembida, Ph.D., M.P.H., is a Cancer Prevention Fellow in the Office of the Associate Director (OAD) of the Behavioral Research Program. Dr. Siembida's research aims to improve the health-related quality of life of cancer survivors diagnosed across the lifespan. Her work focuses on three primary areas: (1) high-quality cancer care delivery, (2) the role of the life course in the cancer experience, and (3) the assessment and monitoring of symptom burden.

With her background in lifespan development, Dr. Siembida's research spans the life course and has included studies examining the receipt of guideline-directed survivorship care among older cancer survivors, the patient-provider relationship and perceived quality of care among adolescent cancer patients, and multimorbidity and symptom burden among older cancer survivors.

Dr. Siembida earned a Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Connecticut. She also holds an M.P.H. with a concentration in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a Bachelor of Science degree in Youth, Adult, and Family Services from Purdue University.


Current and/or past BRP mentors include Richard Moser.


Research Areas

  • Health-related quality of life
  • Cancer survivorship
  • Patient-reported outcomes
  • Symptom management
  • Adolescent and young adult oncology

Selected Publications and Presentations