Wynne E. Norton, PhD

Wynne E. Norton
Program Director

Wynne E. Norton, Ph.D. is a Program Director in Implementation Science (IS) in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Dr. Norton holds a secondary appointment in the Healthcare Delivery Research Program and also serves as co-chair of the DCCPS Clinical Trials Coordination Group.

Dr. Norton’s research interests include de-implementation of ineffective interventions, evidence-based cancer care delivery, and pragmatic trials of implementation strategies. She serves as faculty for the NCI Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation in Cancer (TIDIRC). Dr. Norton is a Program Scientist for three NCI Cancer MoonshotSM Initiatives: Accelerating Colorectal Cancer Screening and Follow-up Through Implementation Science (ACCSISexit disclaimer), Improving the Management of symPtoms during And following Cancer Treatment (IMPACT), and the Implementation Science Centers in Cancer Control (ISC3). She is also on the editorial board of the journal Implementation Science.

Prior to joining the NCI in 2015, Dr. Norton was an Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. She conducted implementation research in HIV/AIDS, surgical care, cancer, and other health areas with funding from the NIH, CDC, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, among other agencies. In 2012, Dr. Norton taught a novel course in implementation science. Dr. Norton received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Connecticut (2009). Her dissertation was funded by an individual National Research Service Award from the National Institute of Mental Health. Dr. Norton received her B.A. in Psychology with honors from the College of William and Mary (2004).

Select Publications


  • De-implementation of ineffective practices across the cancer control continuum
  • Pragmatic randomized controlled trials of implementation strategies
  • Implementation of evidence-based practices in cancer care delivery
  • Implementation science training programs
Last Updated
September 24, 2020