Stephanie M. George
Dr. George joined the Office of Disease Prevention (ODP) as a Senior Epidemiologist in July 2015. In this role, she promotes the use of best available research methods, supports the development of better methods in prevention studies, and initiates and facilitates prevention research collaborations among the National Institutes of Health (NIH), other federal agencies, and external stakeholders.
Before joining the ODP, Dr. George served as a postdoctoral fellow at the National Cancer Institute, where she led research to better understand the roles of diet quality, physical activity, and weight in the epidemiology of cancer and cancer survivorship. Her contributions also included methodological research to improve the assessment and analysis of those modifiable factors that contribute highly to disease burden in the United States.
Dr. George earned a Ph.D. in Epidemiology and a Master of Public Health with a concentration in Chronic Disease Epidemiology from Yale University, and both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Communication from the University of Maryland, College Park. She has received meritorious research awards from the NIH, the Society of Behavioral Medicine, the Obesity Society, the Biennial Cancer Survivorship Conference, and the American Institute for Cancer Research.