Behnoosh Momin, DrPH, MS, MPH
Behnoosh Momin, DrPH, MS, MPH, is a health scientist in the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control’s Comprehensive Cancer Control Branch, Scientific Support and Clinical Translation Team. Dr. Momin began her public health career as a fellow with the Association of Schools of Public Health. She moved to Atlanta, Georgia after completing her bachelor’s degree in biomedical science and master’s degree in public health from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.
Upon moving to Atlanta, she completed her master’s degree in biomedical science and currently provides scientific expertise to a wide range of the Division’s research studies, including project lead on a large American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-funded research study that involves a mixed-methods approach to identify promotional and cessation interventions for tobacco control in decreasing cancer rates. She is also a co-lead on a study measuring the effects of state and local radon policies. Dr. Momin has served as lead author and co-author on a range of publications and has presented her research at national public health conferences. She is the co-founder of CDC’s Tobacco-Related Cancers workgroup, which promotes tobacco-related cancer epidemiological research, education, and awareness to decrease cancer incidence, morbidity, and mortality.
Recently, Dr. Momin was presented with the CDC & ATSDR Honor Award for Excellence in Public Health Protection for her Cancer Prevention through Tobacco Cessation Comparative Effectiveness Research by CDC Director, Dr. Thomas Frieden. Dr. Momin is also the recipient of the 2015 DCPC Future Directions Fund in which she will serve as project lead for the development and implementation of an evidence-based Action Plan for liver cancer and its risk factors for the National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program.
The most recent articles Dr. Momin has authored include—
- 2015 Factors involved in the collaboration between the national comprehensive cancer control programs and tobacco control programs: a qualitative study of 6 states, United States, 2012.
- 2015 Mixed-methods for comparing tobacco cessation interventions.
- 2015 Tobacco cessation among users of telephone and Web-based interventions—Four states, 2011–2012.
- 2014 Maximizing the impact of digital media campaigns to promote smoking cessation: a case study of the California Tobacco Control Program and the California Smokers’ Helpline. [PDF-121KB]
- 2014 Decreasing trend in tobacco-related cancer incidence, United States 2005–2009.
- 2014 Traditional and innovative promotional strategies of tobacco cessation services: a review of the literature.
- 2012 An analysis of content in comprehensive cancer control plans that address chronic hepatitis B and C virus infections as major risk factors for liver cancer.
- 2012 Racial and regional disparities in lung cancer incidence.
- 2010 Hepatocellular carcinoma—United States, 2001–2006.