Dr. Antoinette Percy-Laurry, DrPH, MSPH

Antoinette Percy-Laurry
Lead Public Health Advisor

Dr. Antoinette Percy-Laurry is Lead Public Health Advisor for the Implementation Science Team in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). She leads efforts to build the capacity of implementation science in global cancer research and supports several trans-NIH and NCI scientific initiatives that address health equity. She holds a secondary appointment in the Surveillance Research Program in DCCPS and serves as co-chair of the DCCPS International Interest Group.

Dr. Percy-Laurry is an NCI representative on the Healthy People initiative and in 2019 received an NIH Award of Merit for outstanding leadership and contribution in developing national cancer health objectives for Healthy People 2030. As a member of the Comprehensive Cancer Control National Partnershipexit disclaimer, she co-chairs the Health Behaviors for Cancer Survivors Workgroup and provides evidence-based public health support, representing NCI among 19 national cancer organizations since 2015. Other roles include serving as advisor on State Cancer Profiles and the national Cancer Trends Progress Report, a website summarizing the nation’s progress against cancer.

Dr. Percy-Laurry began her career at NCI as a public health analyst in the NCI SEER program where she managed data quality activities, led efforts in the development of cancer registry technical manuals and served as health disparities expert. In 2008, she was commissioned into the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps (USPHS) as a Health Services Officer and is current co-chair of the USPHS Epidemiology Collaboration Team.

Dr. Percy-Laurry received her Doctor of Public Health degree from the School of Community Health and Policy at Morgan State University, a Master of Science in Public Health with a specialization in health behavior from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Oakwood University.

Select Publications


  • Implementation science and health disparities
  • Evidence-based public health
  • Global health and cancer screening implementation
  • Capacity building in implementation science
  • Cancer surveillance
Last Updated
September 24, 2020