Jessica Tiner, MPH, is a special volunteer in the Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program's (EGRP) Genomic Epidemiology Branch (GEB). She was a Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) fellow in GEB between July 2020 and August 2022.
As a fellow, Ms. Tiner primarily worked on the management and coordination of the Participant Engagement and Cancer Genome Sequencing (PE-CGS) network, evaluated the use of participant engagement strategies in the NCI EGRP portfolio, and supported NCI’s collaboration with the All of Us Research Program.
Before joining EGRP, Ms. Tiner was a student researcher in the Public Health Dynamics Lab at the University of Pittsburgh. In that capacity, she gathered data on the natural history and progression of opioid use disorders and researched probability estimates of an individual transitioning between stages of the disease.
Ms. Tiner received her master of public health in public health genetics from the University of Pittsburgh. While there, she worked on the Soifua Manuia (“Good Health”) study, a research study focusing on better understanding the genetics of the Samoan population. The Soifua Manuia study is one of several being conducted by the Obesity, Lifestyle and Genetic Adaptations Study Group around improving health in Samoa. Her research project focused on determining the potential use of a genetic variant along with body mass index in predicting type 2 diabetes status.