Cynthia A. Vinson, PhD, MPA

Cynthia A. Vinson
Senior Advisor For Implementation Science

Cynthia A. Vinson, Ph.D., M.P.A., is a senior advisor for the Implementation Science Team in the Office of the Director in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). She currently works on building and sustaining the field of implementation science to enhance the integration of evidence-based guidelines, programs, and policies for cancer control in public health and clinical practice. As a member of the Comprehensive Cancer Control National Partnership exit disclaimer she is responsible for working within NCI and with other agencies and organizations to translate research funded by DCCPS into practice. She also co-leads the DCCPS’s HPV vaccination efforts.

She has helped launch many of the current initiatives, including Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T.Evidence-Based Cancer Control Programs (EBCCP)SPeeding Research INTerventions exit disclaimer, and many funding opportunities conferences and trainings.

Dr. Vinson has a doctorate in public administration and health policy from George Washington University, a master’s in public administration and international development from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.

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  • Implementation science training
  • Designing for dissemination & implementation
  • Cancer control planning and implementation
  • Human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine uptake
  • Sustaining coalitions
Last Updated
September 24, 2020