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Meet the Team

Our team is housed within the Office of the Director in the Division for Cancer Control and Population Sciences.

For a quick introduction, see our IS Team Factsheet (2015) (PDF).

David Chambers

David Chambers, D. Phil.
Deputy Director for Implementation Science

Interests: Intervention adaptation/evolvability; Sustainability; Learning healthcare systems; Implementation research networks; De-implementation

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Sarah Bruce Bernal Sarah Bruce Bernal, MA

Health Communications Specialist

Interests: Communications; Social media; Webinars; Training and development; International public health education
Margaret Farrell Margaret M. Farrell, MPH, RD

Public Health Advisor

Interests: Communities of practice; State and community interventions; Public health nutrition programs; Cancer control policy and media
Suzanne Heurtin-Roberts Suzanne Heurtin-Roberts, MA, PhD, MSW

Health Scientist

Interests: Healthcare delivery and organization; Multiple chronic conditions; Adherence and self-management; Qualitative and mixed methods; Understanding context; Behavioral and mental health
Amy Kennedy Amy Kennedy, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Presidential Management Fellow

Interests: Integrative epidemiology, Cancer/health disparities, Immunologic factors influencing susceptibility to cancer, Risk factors for second cancers, Implementation science, Design and utilization of cohort studies, Risk factors for childhood cancer and understanding long-term health outcomes, Genetic susceptibility to cancer
Gila Neta Gila Neta, PhD, MPP

Program Officer

Interests: Epidemiology and implementation science; Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) portfolio analysis; D&I training; De-implementation; Decision aides and cancer screening; Environmental health and implementation science
Wynne E. Norton Wynne E. Norton, PhD

Program Officer

Interests: Implementation science; De-implementation; Scale-up/spread; Meta-research
Antoinette Percy-Laurry

Antoinette Percy-Laurry, DrPH, MSPH
Public Health Advisor

Interests: Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T; Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) science; Social determinants of health; Health disparities research; Health Disparities Calculator (HD*Calc); Healthy People
Annabelle Uy Jordan Tompkins, MAA

Cancer Training Research Fellow

Interests: Implementation and dissemination; International public health; Medical anthropology; Behavioral health; Social determinants of health; Health disparities; Qualitative and mixed methods research; Patient-centered research and programs; Collaboration
Annabelle Uy Annabelle Uy, MS

Program Analyst

Interests: Research-tested Intervention Programs (RTIPs); Implementation science initiatives; Collaboration
Cynthia Vinson Cynthia A. Vinson, PhD, MPA

Senior Advisor for Implementation Science

Interests: Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) research training; D&I tools for researchers and practitioners’ Designing for D&I; Domestic and international cancer control planning and implementation; Human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine uptake; User-centered design