September 12-13, 2019
Meeting Agenda (PDF 232 KB)
Medical image interpretation is central to the detection and diagnosis of many cancers. In an era of unprecedented technological advances in medical imaging and machine learning, it is critically important to understand the cognitive and perceptual functioning of the “human in the loop,” medical image specialists (e.g., radiologists, pathologists) who make the final decisions on cancer detection and diagnosis. However, medical image perception is a chronically understudied area of research. The Cognition and Medical Image Perception Think Tank brought radiologists and pathologists together with researchers working in medical image perception and adjacent fields of cognition and perception, to identify opportunities to advance the study of medical image interpretation through constructive discourse, idea generation, and problem-solving.
- Identify research gaps and critical unsolved problems in pathology and radiology, from the perspective of clinicians.
- Discuss ways to address these clinically informed questions through cognitive and perceptual research.
- Identify barriers that hinder collaborations between researchers and clinicians and identify potential solutions.
- Identify and discuss ways to elevate psychology’s profile within the medical image community.
- Pinpoint resources needed to facilitate transdisciplinary research.
- Identify future goals and identify strategies to evaluate progress.
May 22-23, 2019
The fifth HINTS Data Users Conference provided an opportunity to present and discuss research using Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) data and to highlight the role of HINTS research in public health and clinical care.
Several Behavioral Research Program staff members presented at the 40th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine held in Washington, DC, from March 6–9, 2019.
Check our curated program schedule below for BRP presentations at symposia, seminars, roundtable discussions, oral and poster presentations, and meetings of special interest groups, among other events.
Tuesday, March 5
|Susan Czajkowski (Co-Chair)||12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.||Cutting-Edge Issues in the Design of Behavioral Clinical Trials: What Every Investigator Should Know||Pre-conference workshop|
Wednesday, March 6
|Richard Moser (Co-Chair)
Kelly Blake (Presenter)
|8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.||Use of Nationally Representative, Population-Based Datasets for Health-Related Research||Course|
Frank Perna (Presenter)
|8:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.||The “Nuts and Bolts” of Behavioral Intervention Development: Study Designs, Methods and Funding Opportunities||Seminar|
|Frank Perna (Presenter)||11:45 a.m. – 2:15 pm||Innovative Approaches to Physical Activity Promotion and Sedentary Behavior Reduction Interventions||Course|
Neha Trivedi, Mindy Krakow, Anna Gaysynsky, Katherine Hyatt Hawkins, Emily Peterson, Wen-Ying Sylvia Chou (Authors)
|6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.||Trust in Health Messages on Social Media: The Role of Information Source||Poster|
|Allie Rayner (Presenter) Allie Rayner, Alice Murray, Jess Havlak, Dannielle Kelley, Emily Grenen (Presenters)||6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.||Writing for Results: How Social Media Message Framing Can Drive Conversions to Digital Cessation Resources||Poster|
Thursday, March 7
|7 a.m. – 7:50 a.m.||Theories and Techniques of Behavior Change Interventions SIG||Roundtable|
|Jennifer Taber (Chair)
Rebecca Ferrer (Presenter)
|8 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.||Boundary Conditions of Theory-Driven Health Behavior Change Interventions||Symposium|
|Wen-Ying Sylvia Chou
|8 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.||Harnessing Social, Mobile and Sensor Technologies for Cancer Prevention Research: From Recruitment to Intervention||Symposium|
|Kelly Blake (Presenter)
Lisa Klesges (Discussant)
|8 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.||Exploring the Lay of the Land: Assets, Needs and Opportunities in Rural Cancer Control||Symposium|
|Kavita Iyer (Presenter)||11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.||Examining the Integration of Basic and Applied Behavioral and Social Sciences Research over the past Twenty Years: A Pilot Study||Paper session|
|April Oh (Presenter)||1 p.m. – 2 p.m.||Using Geospatial Approaches to Optimize Health Promotion||Panel discussion|
|Wen-Ying Sylvia Chou (Discussant)||2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.||New Developments in Online Social Networks, Health, and Wellbeing||Presidential Symposium|
|Camella Rising||3:45 p.m. – 4 p.m.||Characterizing Individuals by mHealth Pattern of Use: Results from the 2018 NCI Health Information National Trends Survey||Paper Session|
|Neha Trivedi||4:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.||Awareness of Palliative Care in the Nationally-Representative 2018 Health Information National Trends Survey||Paper Session|
|Laura Vercammen (Presenter)
Alice Murray, Laura Vercammen, Dannielle Kelley, Kara Wiseman (Authors)
|6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.||Identifying Engaging Characteristics of Facebook Posts within a National Smoking Cessation Campaign||Poster|
|Kara Wiseman (Presenter)
Kara Wiseman, Kisha Coa, Laura Vercammen, Yvonne Prutzman (Authors)
|6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.||Applying Ecological Momentary Assessment to a Mobile Application for Smoking Cessation: The Impact on Engagement||Poster|
|Anne Julian, Frank Perna (Authors)||6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.||Activities and Sun Protection Behaviors Adults are Often Engaging In When They Get a Sunburn||Poster|
Friday, March 8
|Bradford Hesse (Chair)
Melinda Krakow (Presenter)
Lisa Klesges (Discussant)
|8 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.||The Last Mile Problem in Healthcare: How Behavioral Medicine Can Change the Narrative in Evidence Implementation||Presidential Symposium|
|Tanya Agurs-Collins (Discussant)||8 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.||Novel Diet Interventions That Use Self-Monitoring Technology for Feedback: Study Design and Evaluation Considerations||Symposium|
|Jennifer Taber (Co-chair and presenter)
Wen-Ying Sylvia Chou
|8 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.||Insights into Illness Understanding and End-of-Life Decision Making Among Patients with Advanced Disease||Symposium|
|Susan Czajkowski (Moderator)||11 a.m. – 12 p.m.||To Promote Successful Behavior Change, Must Intervention Studies Target Multiple Levels of Influence Simultaneously?||Mid-day Meeting; Debate|
|David Berrigan (Chair)
William Klein (Presenter)
|1 p.m. – 2 p.m.||Alcohol and Cancer: Risk, Awareness, and Communication Needs||Panel discussion|
|Richard Moser (Chair and presenter)||1 p.m. – 2 p.m.||Small Is Essential: Integrating Methodological and Intervention Research in Small Populations||Panel Discussion|
|Bradford Hesse (Panelist)||1 p.m. - 2 p.m.||Open Science and Behavioral Medicine: What, Why, and How Should We Engage?||Master Lecture Panel|
|Frank Perna (Chair)
Jenn Nguyen (Discussant)
|2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.||Emerging Research Directions and Methodologies in Skin Cancer Prevention Research: A National Cancer Institute Perspective||Symposium|
|Susan Czajkowski (Discussant)||2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.||Towards a Basic Science Understanding of Research Study Refusal: Hard Reality, Untapped Area for Study, or Both?||Symposium|
|Kelly Blake (Co-chair)||3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.||Improving Communication In The Context Of Cancer Prevention & Control||Paper Session|
|Katie Slacin (Presenter)
Katie Slacin, Tanya Agurs-Collins, Laura Dwyer (Authors)
|6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.||The school and home food environment’s impact on food intake and body mass index among racially and ethnically diverse adolescents||Poster|
Saturday, March 9
|Cendrine Robinson (Presenter)
Cendrine Robinson, Kara Wiseman, Monica Webb Hooper, Sherine El-Toukhy, Emily Grenen, Laura Vercammen, Yvonne Prutzman (Authors)
|10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.||Engagement among African American and White smokers in the SmokefreeTXT Cessation Program||Poster|
|10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.||Cigarette smoking among youth at the intersection of sexual orientation and gender identity||Poster|
Several members of the Tobacco Control Research Branch (TCRB) presented at the 25th Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, February 20 – 23, 2019, in San Francisco.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
|Michele Bloch||8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.||Authorship and Grantsmanship for Early Career Investigators in Tobacco and Nicotine Research||
|Anne Hartman||8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.||Understanding Tobacco Use Trends: Leveraging Harmonized Data from the U.S. Tobacco Use Supplement – Current Population Survey, 1992-2015||Pre-Conference Workshop|
|Carolyn Reyes-Guzman||8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.||Understanding Tobacco Use Trends: Leveraging Harmonized Data from the U.S. Tobacco Use Supplement – Current Population Survey, 1992-2015||Pre-Conference Workshop|
|Gordon Willis||8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.||Understanding Tobacco Use Trends: Leveraging Harmonized Data from the U.S. Tobacco Use Supplement – Current Population Survey, 1992-2015||Pre-Conference Workshop|
Thursday, February 21, 2019
|Kara Wiseman||4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.||Understanding Relationships Between Social Media Reach and Smoking Cessation Resource Adoption||Poster|
|Annette Kaufman||4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.||Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) Use and Cigarette Smoking Among U.S. Youth: Findings from Waves 1 and 2 of the PATH Study, 2013-2015||Poster|
Friday, February 22, 2019
|Glen Morgan||8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.||Understanding Smoking in Patients with Cancer: From Prevalence to a Placebo-Controlled Trial||Symposium|
|Mirjana Djordjevic||3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.||Application of biomarkers for risk assessment and interventions in vulnerable populations||Symposium|
|Bob Vollinger||3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.||Bringing it all Back Home: Measuring the Implementation and Impact of Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing Rules
|Dannielle Kelley||4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.||Prevalence and characteristics of Twitter posts about court-ordered, tobacco-related corrective statements||Poster|
|Elizabeth Orlan||4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.||Characteristics of Smokeless Tobacco Users, Smokers and Dual Users in Indonesia: An Analysis of GATS 2011 Data||Poster|
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Harm Perceptions and Tobacco Use Initiation Among Youth in Wave 1 and 2 of the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study
Saturday, February 23, 2019
|Mirjana Djordjevic||8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.||Smokeless Tobacco and Areca Nut: Global Diversity of Products and Parallels in Associated Health Risks||Symposium|
|Stephanie Land||12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.||Polytobacco Use Prevalence by Sex, Race/Ethnicity, and Education Level: The Importance of Intersectionality||Poster|
|Jamie Cordova (Presenter)
Jamie Cordova, Rachel Grana Mayne, Carolyn Reyes-Guzman (Authors)
|12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.||Tobacco Use Profiles by Asthma Status, Adults and Youth in the PATH Study||Poster|
2018 Sandpit Workshop: Implementing Digital Health Interventions for Cancer Prevention
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) and Cancer Research U.K. (CRUK) convened an invitation-only “Sandpit” workshop (i.e., ideas lab) on October 28-31, 2018, in Potomac, Maryland. Workshop participants formed multidisciplinary teams to generate novel ideas for advancing cancer prevention through the effective implementation of digital health tools. They also received guidance on applying for seed funding from CRUK to test the feasibility of their ideas.
2017 New Grantee Workshop Overview
The Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) hosted the 2017 DCCPS New Grantee Workshop on September 18-19, 2017.
The workshop brought together new extramural investigators funded by DCCPS who received their first NIH Research Project Grants (R01) in FY 2016 and FY 2017. The primary goals of the workshop were to help build a strong and vibrant cancer control research program and to help advance new investigators’ careers.
You can find more information on the 2017 New Grantee Workshop Overview page.
2017 Sandpit Workshop: Knowledge Integration Across Health Domains, Professions, and Nations to Advance Cancer Prevention
April 24-26, 2017
The National Cancer Institute hosted a “Sandpit” workshop (i.e., ideas lab) that brought together a broad, multidisciplinary group of participants. Participants were encouraged to collaborate on innovative ideas for integrating knowledge across health behaviors, research fields, and national contexts in order to advance cancer control and prevention. Health behaviors often co-occur and have shared determinants at multiple levels (e.g., biological, individual, relational, environmental). However, research programs frequently examine and intervene on single health behaviors without systematically integrating knowledge across behaviors. Through an intensive, interactive, and collaborative experience that brought together researchers from different disciplines and national contexts, the Sandpit workshop aimed to facilitate the development of research ideas that cut across behavioral domains, professional sectors, and geographic boundaries to cultivate new insights across five key cancer-related health behaviors: tobacco use, alcohol consumption, dietary behavior, physical activity, and UV exposure.
The intensive three-day residential workshop took place April 24-26, 2017, in Potomac, Maryland, and provided participants with an opportunity to:
- Network and form collaborations spanning different research areas, organizations, and nations.
- Work in multidisciplinary teams to generate innovative project ideas.
- Receive guidance on applying for seed funding from Cancer Research UK to test the feasibility of their ideas.
US and UK teams developed five focus areas.
- Advancing Cancer Prevention Pricing Interventions across the UK and US: Optimizing Message Framing (Rachel Carey, David Conway, Joseph Lee, Elisa Trucco)
- Changing How People Think and Feel about Cancer Prevention Behaviors: Translating Neuroscience into Population Health (Elisa Trucco, Laura Martin, Sara Levens, Nina Cooperman, Austin Baldwin, Noreen Mdege, Angelos Kassianos)
- Incentivized smoking cessation for tobacco treatment-resistant diabetics (Sydney Martinez, Fiona Mitchell, Sammy Quaife)
- Project HATCH – Staying Healthy After Childbirth: A cross-national study to support smoking abstinence and inter-related cancer-prevention behaviours among postpartum women (Caitlin Notley, Angelos Kassianos, Dian Nostikasari, Claire Spears, Allison Kurti, Jamie Payton)
- RESET Sleep: Regulating Exercise, Substance Use, and Eating through Sleep (Jennifer Taber, Beth Smith, Tapio Paljarvi, Brinda Rana, Lisa Cadmus-Bertram, Darren Mays)
Network on Biobehavioral Pathways in Cancer Capstone
September 15-16, 2016
The Network on Biobehavioral Pathways in Cancer sought to accelerate the translation and communication of biobehavioral discoveries that advance clinical cancer care. Specifically, the network’s researchers explored how psychological phenomena such as stress might affect the biology of cancer and disease outcomes. The capstone meeting brought together all of the funded researchers within the network and gave them the opportunity to present their findings.