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, DPhil

Deputy Director for Implementation Science

David Chambers


  • Intervention adaptation/evolvability
  • Sustainability
  • Learning healthcare systems
  • Implementation research networks
  • De-implementation

Karen Emmons, PhD

Senior Advisor for Implementation Science

Karen Emmons

Pete DelNero

Cancer Prevention Fellow

Pete DelNero

Laurie Hursting, MA

Cancer Research Training Award, Communications Fellow

Laurie Hursting

Cynthia A. Vinson, PhD, MPA

Senior Advisor for Implementation Science

Cynthia Vinson

Dual Appointed Staff