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Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program

Behnoosh Momin, DrPH, MS, MPH

Program Director
Environmental Epidemiology Branch, Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program


  • DrPH, The University of Georgia
  • MS – Biomedical Sciences,
    Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • MPH – Environmental and Occupational Health,
    Texas A&M University
  • BS – Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University
Contact for questions about:
  • Community engagement and social determinants of health
  • Environmental justice
  • Translational epidemiology


Behnoosh Momin, DrPH, MS, MPH, is a program director in the Environmental Epidemiology Branch (EEB) of the Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP) in NCI's Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS). In her role, she manages a portfolio of research to promote and support epidemiologic research on modifiable risk factors and cancer in diverse populations to advance the prevention and control of cancer; identifies scientific gaps in NCI’s research portfolio and develops novel research opportunities; leads and participates in cross-disciplinary collaborations across NIH, and in public, private, and academic sectors; and mentor’s cancer prevention fellows.

Dr. Momin’s scientific expertise and interests include liver cancer prevention and control, environmental justice, viral hepatitis, community engagement, social determinants of health, health disparities, policy research as it relates to cancer, program implementation of evidence-based interventions, clinical translation of evidence-based interventions into public health practice, tobacco cessation, and radon exposures.

Before joining EGRP, Dr. Momin was a health scientist for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Division of Cancer Prevention and Control’s Comprehensive Cancer Control Branch, Scientific Support and Clinical Translation Team. Her role involved providing scientific expertise to a diverse range of studies. Notably, under the Obama-Biden administration, she served as a project lead on an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)-funded research study aimed at identifying promotional and cessation interventions for tobacco control to reduce cancer rates. Dr. Momin was presented with the CDC and ATSDR Honor Award for Excellence in Public Health Protection for her work by former CDC Director, Dr. Thomas Frieden. She also served as co-lead on a study measuring the effects of state and local radon policies.

Dr. Momin is involved with numerous cancer epidemiology research initiatives, including co-founding CDC’s tobacco related cancers workgroup and leading liver cancer research demonstration projects, with a focus on underserved and high-risk populations across US states, tribes, and territories funded under the National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program. She served as co-chair of the vaccine preventable cancers workgroup on the Comprehensive Cancer Control National Partnership, in which NCI is one of 19 federal and national partners providing strategic direction to the cancer control coalitions.

Select Publications

See a list of articles published by Dr. Momin in PubMed.