Risk Factor Assessment Branch (RFAB)

Jill Reedy, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D.
Branch Chief

The Risk Factor Assessment Branch (RFAB) focuses on (1) the development, evaluation, and dissemination of high-quality risk factor metrics, methods, tools, technologies, and resources for use across the cancer research continuum, and (2) the assessment of cancer-related risk factors in the population.

RFAB's mission is to plan, develop, direct, coordinate, and evaluate a comprehensive program of research aimed at:

  • Developing and validating tools for measuring the full complexity of a range of cancer-related risk factors across the lifespan, sociocultural subgroups, and socioecological contexts. Examples of risk factors include but are not limited to diet, physical activity, and weight management.
  • Overseeing methods used to formulate the distributions and determinants of cancer-related risk factors in the general population and among subgroups, to assist in formulating clinical and public policies that address these factors.
  • Synthesizing and disseminating findings from the research supported by RFAB to the public, health care professionals, scientists engaged in cancer control, and the public health community.

RFAB Staff

Branch Name / Title / Contact Info Interest Areas
RFAB

Reedy, Jill, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D.
Branch Chief

Phone: (240) 276-6812
Email: reedyj@mail.nih.gov

  • Dietary assessment
  • Dietary monitoring
  • Dietary patterns
  • Food environment
  • Obesity policy research
RFAB

Harris, Joan A.
Program Specialist

Phone: (240) 276-6816
Email: harrisjoan@mail.nih.gov

  • Not Available
RFAB

Herrick, Kirsten A., Ph.D., M.Sc.
Program Director

Phone: (240) 276-5734
Email: herrickka@mail.nih.gov

  • Dietary assessment
  • Dietary methods
  • Dietary measurement error
  • Automated Self-Administered 24-Hour Dietary Recall (ASA24)
  • Diet History Questionnaire (DHQ)
  • Dietary surveillance
RFAB

Krebs-Smith, Susan, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Special Volunteer

Email: krebssms@mail.nih.gov

  • Not Available
RFAB

Lerman, Jennifer, M.P.H., R.D., L.D.N.
Contractor, Program Management Analyst

Phone: (240) 276-6883
Email: lermanjl@mail.nih.gov

  • Not Available
RFAB

O’Connor, Lauren, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Cancer Prevention Fellow

Phone: (240) 276-6997
Email: lauren.o'connor@nih.gov

  • Not Available
RFAB

Shams-White, Marissa, Ph.D., M.S.T.O.M., M.S., M.P.H.
Cancer Prevention Fellow

Phone: (240) 276-5626
Email: marissa.shams-white@nih.gov

  • Not Available
RFAB

Sprow, Kyle, M.P.H., C.S.C.S.
Cancer Research Training Award Fellow

Phone: (240) 276-7986
Email: kyle.sprow@nih.gov

  • Not Available
RFAB

Subar, Amy, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D.
Special Volunteer

Email: subara@mail.nih.gov

  • Not Available
RFAB

Thompson, Frances, Ph.D.
Special Volunteer

Email: thompsof@mail.nih.gov

  • Not Available
RFAB

Troiano, Richard, Ph.D.
Program Director

Phone: (240) 276-6916
Email: troianor@mail.nih.gov

  • Physical activity assessment/monitoring
  • Body weight assessment/monitoring
RFAB

Wambogo, Edwina, Ph.D., M.S., M.P.H., R.D., L.D.N.
Cancer Research Training Award Fellow

Phone: (240) 276-5478
Email: Edwina.Wambogo@nih.gov

  • Not Available

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