Staff: Nicole Senft Everson, PhD

Nicole Senft Everson

Nicole Senft Everson, PhD

Program Director
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Nicole Senft Everson, PhD, is a Program Director in the Health Communication and Informatics Research Branch (HCIRB) of the Behavioral Research Program (BRP). Her scientific interests include 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 PhD from Georgetown University's Department of Psychology, with a concentration in human development and public policy. She has a BA 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 and Rebecca Ferrer.

Current and/or past BRP mentees include Romy RW.

Research Areas

  • 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

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