Jessica M. Faupel-Badger, Ph.D., M.P.H., is serving as the Acting Director for the Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program and is the Planning Officer for the Division of Cancer Prevention (DCP). In the Planning Officer capacity, she oversees strategic planning, reporting, and analysis of DCP-led initiatives. She also seeks to develop collaborations that leverage DCP research activities and advance the development of the DCP-supported research workforce.
Prior to joining DCP, Dr. Faupel-Badger led the Education Branch at the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), where she collaborated with NCATS staff to develop new tools and education activities to improve understanding of translational science and the translational science spectrum. Dr. Faupel-Badger has extensive experience leading education and training programs, including serving as the director of training and education in Division of Pre-Clinical Innovation (DPI) at NCATS; directing the Postdoctoral Research Associate (PRAT) program at the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS); and serving as the deputy director of the Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program (CPFP) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
She has received several recognitions for her training and mentoring efforts, including a National Institutes of Health Merit Award for outstanding contributions to advancing postdoctoral fellowship training in cancer prevention. In 2016, she was the inaugural recipient of the NIGMS Mentoring Award for outstanding mentoring in the career development of NIGMS PRAT Fellows. Dr. Faupel-Badger’s research interests focus on developing and evaluating biomedical research training programs and determining the effectiveness of these programs by assessing the alignment of the training curriculum with skill development and career outcomes.
Dr. Faupel-Badger received her Ph.D. in tumor biology from Mayo Graduate School/Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. She then joined the NCI Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program for her postdoctoral training and received her M.P.H. from The George Washington University.