Jessica Tiner, M.P.H.

Cancer Research Training Award Fellow
Genomic Epidemiology Branch, Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program

Telephone: (240) 276-6730

  • M.P.H. – Public Health Genetics, University of Pittsburgh
  • B.A. - Biochemistry, Biology, Elmira College


Ms. Jessica Tiner is a Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) fellow in the Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program’s (EGRP) Genomic Epidemiology Branch (GEB), where she is primarily working on the management and coordination of the Participant Engagement and Cancer Genome Sequencing (PE-CGS) network as well as evaluating the use of participant engagement strategies in the NCI EGRP portfolio. In addition, Ms. Tiner is assisting with the NCI collaboration with the All of Us Research Program.

Before joining EGRP, Jessica 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.

Jessica recently 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, which is 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.