Cynthia Vinson, PhD, MPA
Degrees and Credentials
National Cancer Institute, Implementation Science Team
I am currently a Senior Advisor in Implementation Science in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences at the National Cancer Institute. In my current position I work on building and sustaining the field of dissemination and implementation (D&I) science in order to enhance the integration of evidence-based guidelines, programs, and policies for cancer control in public health and clinical practice. I am responsible for working both within NCI and with other agencies and organizations at the international, national, state and local level to translate research funded by DCCPS into practice. In this capacity I have worked to develop and implement the Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. (Plan, Link, Act, Network with Evidence-based Tools) web portal, the Research-tested Interventions Program website and the new Research to Reality community of practice in the US. I also have worked on developing and delivering training for dissemination and implementation researchers both domestically and internationally. Prior to my work at NCI, I worked as a health education volunteer for the Peace Corps in Gabon, Central Africa.