Jordan Tompkins, MAA
Cancer Training Research Fellow
Jordan Tompkins, MAA, is a Cancer Research Training Fellow for the Implementation Science Team in the Office of the Director (OD) in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Jordan’s primary role is as the Chief Engagement Officer for Research to Reality—an online community of practice designed to encourage collaboration among cancer researchers and practitioners.
Jordan received her Master’s degree in applied anthropology, with a specialization in medical anthropology, from the University of Maryland. As a medical anthropologist, she is primarily concerned with the interaction between culture and health/illness, defined broadly. She has conducted qualitative research projects on a diverse range of topics, including health communication and treatment seeking behaviors for malaria in rural Mozambique; patient-reported outcomes of a community health worker program for HIV-positive transgender sex workers in Washington, DC; and cultural competency and sex education programs in rural Georgia, USA. Jordan is interested in health-related issues in general, but is most passionate about working in programs that are responsive to community/patient needs.