Sarah Kobrin


Sarah Kobrin, PhD, MPH has been working in the field of cancer control for more than 20 years; she is currently Branch Chief (Acting) of the Health Systems and Interventions Research Branch. Her areas of interest include uptake of the HPV vaccine, shared medical decision making, use of theory in intervention research, and measurement, particularly in regard to shared decision making and cancer screening. Her research includes development of a scale, based on attitudes rather than beliefs, to assess perceptions of breast cancer risk. Prior to moving to the NCI in December 2003, Dr. Kobrin was a Walther Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Duke University Cancer Prevention and Control Program. She trained at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health.