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NCI Office of Cancer Survivorship Welcomes Michelle Mollica, PhD, MPH, RN, OCN, as Senior Advisor


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Michelle Mollica, PhD, MPH, RN, OCN

Michelle Mollica, PhD, MPH, RN, OCN

Michelle Mollica, PhD, MPH, RN, OCN, has joined the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Office of Cancer Survivorship as Senior Advisor. In this role, she is responsible for developing, supporting, and promoting research efforts focused on cancer survivorship. Dr. Mollica also holds a secondary appointment as Program Director in the Outcomes Research Branch of the Healthcare Delivery Research Program, where she manages a research portfolio of grants focused on cancer survivorship and health-care delivery from childhood through older adulthood. She serves as scientific lead for several recent funding opportunity announcements focused on specific aspects of survivorship care.

Professional Background

With an enduring interest in improving care for those affected by cancer, Dr. Mollica has specific expertise in the intersection of survivorship and health-care delivery, including the transition into posttreatment survivorship, models of survivorship and palliative care, integration of oncology and nononcology providers, and special survivorship populations (eg, individuals living with advanced and metastatic cancers; cancer caregivers; and pediatric, adolescent, and young adult cancer survivors). She has a background in mixed methods research and community-engaged research and has experience conducting qualitative research and intervention development in underserved populations.

Dr. Mollica came to the NCI as a cancer prevention fellow in the Outcomes Research Branch, before serving as Program Director there. Prior to the NCI, she spent more than 10 years working clinically as an oncology nurse at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City and at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York. 


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