Staff: Nicole Senft Everson, Ph.D.
Nicole Senft Everson, Ph.D.
Nicole Senft Everson, Ph.D., is a Program Director in the Health Communication and Informatics Research Branch (HCIRB) of the Behavioral Research Program (BRP). Her research focuses on promoting equity across the cancer continuum through person-centered interpersonal and technology-mediated communication. She is also interested in how interpersonal health communication impacts, and is impacted by, health technologies. Her research has examined patient-provider communication in the contexts of cancer diagnosis, treatment decision-making, tobacco cessation treatment, and cost conversations, with an emphasis on the role of affective behavior. Complementary research efforts identified multilevel barriers and facilitators to engagement in eHealth technologies among members of health disparity populations and assessed associations between eHealth engagement and interpersonal communication quality.
Prior to joining NCI, Dr. Senft Everson was a research fellow in health communication and disparities research at Wayne State University/Karmanos Cancer Institute's Population Studies and Disparities Research Program (2016-2018). She also completed an AHRQ-funded T32 postdoctoral fellowship in implementation science as it relates to tobacco treatment disparities at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (2018-2020). Dr. Senft Everson received her Ph.D. from Georgetown University's Department of Psychology, with a concentration in human development and public policy. She has a B.A. from Marquette University in Psychology and Spanish Language and Literature.
Nicole Senft Everson's CV is available at: Senft Everson CV.
Secondary Branch/Office Appointment:
Basic Biobehavioral and Psychological Sciences Branch (BBPSB)
Current and/or past BRP mentors include Robin Vanderpool.
- Interpersonal health communication
- Intergroup Interactions
- Technology-mediated communication
- Affective experience and behavior
- eHealth and mHealth disparities
- Survey and experimental research methods
Selected Publications and Presentations
- Senft N, Hamel LM, Penner LA, Harper FWK, Albrecht TL, Foster T, Eggly S. The influence of affective behavior on impression formation in interactions between black cancer patients and their oncologists. Soc Sci Med 2018 Aug; 211:243-250.
- Senft N, Hamel LM, Manning MA, Kim S, Penner LA, Moore TF, Carducci MA, Heath EI, Lansey DG, Albrecht TL, Wojda M, Jordan A, Eggly S. Willingness to Discuss Clinical Trials Among Black vs White Men With Prostate Cancer. JAMA Oncol 2020 Sep 17; 6(1):1-5.
- Senft N, Butler E, Everson J Growing Disparities in Patient-Provider Messaging: Trend Analysis Before and After Supportive Policy. J Med Internet Res 2019 Oct 7; 21(10):e1497.
- Senft N, Everson J. eHealth Engagement as a Response to Negative Healthcare Experiences: Cross-Sectional Survey Analysis. J Med Internet Res 2018 Dec 5; 20(12):e1103.
- Senft N, Sanderson M, Selove R, Blot WJ, King S, Gilliam K, Kundu S, Steinwandel M, Sternlieb SJ, Warren Andersen S, Friedman DL, Connors E, Fadden MK, Freiberg M, Wells QS, Canedo J, Tyndale RF, Young RP, Hopkins RJ, Tindle HA. Attitudes toward Precision Treatment of Smoking in the Southern Community Cohort Study. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2019 Aug; 28(8):1345-1352.