Brittany Gardner is a post-baccalaureate Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) fellow in the Division of Cancer Control & Prevention (DCCPS) Office of the Director and will also be working with the Healthcare Delivery Research Program’s, Health Systems and Interventions Research Branch. Under the mentorship of Shobha Srinivasan and Sallie Weaver, Brittany will be supporting the Rural Cancer Control Initiative by analyzing measures used across the rural cancer research portfolio and identifying conceptual models and capacity building frameworks used in the funded research. Prior to joining DCCPS, Brittany was a CRTA fellow with the Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program in the Division of Cancer Prevention, where she assisted with the evaluation of the NCI’s Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention Program.
Brittany received her Bachelor of Arts in Global Health and African/African American Studies from Duke University, where she conducted research on the cancer screening behaviors of minority women in the Durham, North Carolina area. Her research interests include health disparities, social determinants of health, intervention implementation, and the patient experience throughout the healthcare system.
In her free time, Brittany enjoys exercising outdoors, playing the cello, and spending time with friends.