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Ashley Wilder Smith
Ashley Wilder Smith, PhD, MPH, is a Behavioral Scientist in the Outcomes Research Branch of the Applied Research Program. Dr. Smith's research is focused on energy balance, health behaviors, and quality of life associated with cancer risk, progression, and survival. Her current projects include studies of physical activity, weight, and quality of life in breast cancer survivors and women at high breast cancer risk; methodological evaluations of quality of life and physical activity recall; and examination of health behaviors among complementary and alternative medicine users. She is also initiating a national survey of primary care providers on energy balance, and is a co-investigator of a pilot physical activity intervention at NCI's clinical center. In addition to primary and tertiary cancer prevention, Dr. Smith is also interested in the application of health promotion research to inform health services, policy, and public health communication.
Dr. Smith earned her MS and PhD degrees in Health Psychology in 1999 and 2002, respectively, from the University of Pittsburgh. She recently completed an NCI Cancer Prevention Fellowship, which included earning an MPH in Epidemiology, also from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Smith is the recipient of awards from the American Psychological Association (1998), the American Society of Preventive Oncology (2004), and a merit award from the NCI Cancer Prevention Fellowship (2005).
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2013