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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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Prajakta Adsul

Prajakta Adsul, MBBS, MPH, PhD
Cancer Prevention Fellow

Interests: Implementation research in the context of clinical medicine and health care delivery; Global health and cancer screening implementation; Methods in implementation research; Mixed methods research; Medical decision making and adoption of evidence based practices
Sarah Bruce Bernal Sarah Bruce Bernal, MA

Program Analyst

Interests: Communications; Social media; Webinars; Training and development; International public health education
Mindy Clyne Mindy Clyne, MHS, CGC

Research Assistant

Interests: Public health genomics, knowledge integration and translation, implementation science
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
Lisa Klesges, PhD

Lisa Klesges, PhD
Senior Advisor

Interests: Implementation science (IS) research methods in precision public health; IS research training within academic health and public health programs; Integrating systems science applications and IS with precision cancer control and population health
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
Health Scientist

Interests: Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T; Evidence-based public health; Cancer surveillance; Social determinants of health; Implementation science and health disparities; Healthy People 2020 & 2030
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