Wynne E. Norton, PhD

Wynne E. Norton
Program Director

Wynne E. Norton, Ph.D., is a Program Director in Implementation Science in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) at the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Norton serves as a NCI scientific contact for several notices of funding opportunities, including Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (R01, R21, and R03) and Pragmatic Trials across the Cancer Control Continuum (UG3/UH3). She serves as a Project Scientist for the Implementation Science Centers for Cancer Control (ISC3) and contributes implementation science expertise to the Accelerating Colorectal Cancer Screening and Follow-up Through Implementation Science Consortium (ACCSIS) and the Improving the Management of Symptoms During and Following Cancer Treatment Consortium (IMPACT). She has served as faculty for the NCI Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation in Cancer (TIDIRC) and is a member of the DCCPS Clinical Trials Coordination Group. She serves on the editorial board for the journal Implementation Science.

Dr. Norton’s scientific and programmatic interests include de-implementation of ineffective practices, pragmatic trials of implementation strategies, rapid cycle interventional research in cancer care delivery, and methodological and measurement issues in implementation science. In collaboration with NCI colleagues in the Healthcare Delivery Research Program, she served as a co-director for a virtual short course on cluster randomized trial designs in cancer care delivery research (2022) and as a co-chair of a virtual workshop on advancing rapid cycle research to improve cancer-related care (2022).

Prior to joining NCI in 2015, Dr. Norton was an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Norton was a Fellow in the Implementation Research Institute (2010) and in the Mixed Methods Research Training Program (2015). She received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Connecticut (2009) and received her B.A. in Psychology with honors from the College of William and Mary (2004).

Select Publications


  • De-implementation research
  • Pragmatic implementation trials
  • Rapid cycle interventional research in cancer care delivery
Last Updated
November 30, 2023