Staff: Maria A. Rincon, PhD, MPH

Maria A. Rincon

Maria A. Rincon, PhD, MPH

Current Fellow

Cancer Research Training Award Fellow
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Maria Rincon, Ph.D., M.P.H., is a Cancer Research Training Award Fellow in the Office of the Associate Director of the Behavioral Research Program.

Dr. Rincon's research focuses on assessment and validation of behavioral measurements and the impact of eHealth literacy on use of health information technology and cancer outcomes.

Dr. Rincon is interested in the improvement of eHealth and cancer health literacy among minorities and underrepresented groups and how this might impact adoption and use of online health information resources.

Dr. Rincon earned her Ph.D. in Social and Behavioral Sciences from Temple University. For her dissertation, Dr. Rincon assessed the eHealth Literacy Questionnaire (eHLQ) in a low-income, urban minority population of cancer patients in Philadelphia, PA. Prior to her doctoral studies, Dr. Rincon completed a 2-year internship in health communications in the Outcomes Research Branch with DCCPS' Healthcare Delivery Research Program. Dr. Rincon received a Master of Public Health in epidemiology from the Yale School of Public Health. She holds a bachelor's degree in biology from the University of South Florida.

Current and/or past BRP mentors include Richard Moser.

Research Areas

  • eHealth
  • Health literacy
  • Health information technology
  • Cancer outcomes
  • Behavioral measurement

Selected Publications and Presentations

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