Madina Agenor, ScD, MPH
Sorensen Lab

Hope Cummings, MA, PhD
Yerby Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Viswanath Lab

David Hurtado, ScD, ScM
Yerby Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Sorensen Lab

Candace Nelson, ScD
Liberty Mutual Fellow
Sorensen Lab

Jessica Williams, PhD
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar
Sorensen Lab

Training/Postdoctoral Fellows

The Center for Community-Based Research provides training for doctoral students studying at the Harvard School of Public Health, and for postdoctoral fellows interested in research in cancer prevention, health communications, and related topics in disparities in health outcomes and occupational health and safety.

Training opportunities include:

The Harvard School of Public Health Cancer Prevention Fellowship
This program is sponsored jointly by the Harvard School of Public Health and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. It draws on the teaching, scientific research, and field activities of the HSPH, the clinical resources of the DFCI, and the shared laboratory and scientific facilities of both institutions to form the basis for a comprehensive education program in cancer prevention and control.

Yerby Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
The Yerby Postdoctoral Fellowship Program draws on the rich research environment and intellectual resources of the Harvard School of Public Health. Named for Dr. Alonzo Smythe Yerby, an African-American pioneer in public health, this initiative is geared toward expanding the diversity of those entering academic public health. The program creates a bridge between academic training in health-related disciplines and entry-level faculty positions at institutions throughout the United States. The goal of the program is to advance the intellectual and professional development of each Yerby fellow. Under the guidance of a senior HSPH faculty member with compatible interests, fellows develop their research agendas, gain experience in publishing papers in peer-reviewed journals and obtaining grant support, participate in a variety of professional development workshops, and increase their teaching expertise.

National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Education and Career Development Program (R25T)
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) represents the continuation of the Cancer Education and Career Development Program (CECDP) established by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The purpose of the CECDP is to support the development and implementation of institutional curriculum-dependent predoctoral/postdoctoral programs with specific core didactic and research requirements to train a cadre of scientists in interdisciplinary and collaborative cancer research settings. Examples of interdisciplinary/collaborative areas of cancer research that are particularly applicable to intent of the CECDP are cancer prevention and control, behavioral and population sciences, nutrition, imaging, and molecular diagnosis. This FOA makes an NCI-specific use of the NIH Education R25 grant mechanism.