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Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program

Jill Reedy, PhD, MPH, RDN

Branch Chief
Risk Factor Assessment Branch, Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program

Telephone: 240-276-6812

  • PhD – Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • MPH – Nutrition, University of California, Berkeley
Contact for questions about:
  • Dietary patterns, guidance, and surveillance
  • Assessment of modifiable risk factors
  • Food environment and food/nutrition insecurity
  • Obesity and policy research
  • Time-sensitive opportunities for health research


Jill Reedy, PhD, MPH, RDN, is chief of the Risk Factor Assessment Branch (RFAB) of the Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP) in NCI's Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS). Previously, she was a program director in DCCPS from 2007-2019.

As branch chief, Dr. Reedy oversees EGRP’s research portfolio and initiatives that focus on diet, physical activity, and sleep methods; digital health technologies; and integration of modifiable risk factors, including obesity policy research. Her scientific interests include the assessment of dietary patterns across the life course, dietary surveillance, obesity policy, sustainability, and measures of the food environment.

Dr. Reedy serves on several NIH collaborations and working groups with other federal partners, including the Senior Leadership Group for the NIH Office of Nutrition Research, the Interagency Committee on Human Nutrition Research, and the Data Analysis Team for the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. She is the program officer for the Diet Assessment Center for the Nutrition for Precision Health, powered by All of Us Research Program, which focuses on improving diet assessment methodologies through validation, evaluation, and modeling efforts. Dr. Reedy partners with colleagues at NCI, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR), World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF), and the American Institute for Cancer Research (ACIR), to develop resources for researchers including the Dietary Assessment Primer; the NCCOR Measures Registry Resource SuiteExternal Web Site Policy; the NCCOR Catalogue of Surveillance SystemsExternal Web Site Policy; the WCRF/AICR Score; and the Healthy Eating Index.

Prior to joining EGRP, Dr. Reedy was a program director and nutritionist in DCCPS’s Applied Research Program (now the Healthcare Delivery Research Program). She first joined NCI as a Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program fellow. Dr. Reedy is a registered dietitian nutritionist and previously worked as a regional manager at the Dairy Council of California, a consultant with the California Nutrition Network, and a pediatric dietitian.

Select Publications

See listings of articles and other publications authored by Dr. Reedy in PubMed.