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The Implementation Science team is housed within the Office of the Director (OD) in the Division for Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Collectively, we work with a variety of researchers, practitioners and policymakers in cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship as well as other related health areas.

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