Dr. Jennifer Bird is a scientist from the UW Carbone Cancer Center working with UW-CTRI on the Cancer Center Cessation Initiative (C3I), part of the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Moonshot Initiative, with the goal of helping cancer patients to quit tobacco use.
Bird leads C3I efforts to evaluate reach, effectiveness, and sustainability of evidence-based tobacco cessation interventions across C3I sites. Using a wealth of data from the C3I sites, she is working on publications and documents to advance implementation of future tobacco treatment programs.
She is also working with UW-CTRI on projects like reaching out to young adults to learn more about vaping.
She is interested in applying epidemiologic research methods to health communications research. She also has a strong interest in health equity and dissemination.
The Madison native attended UW-Madison and studied biochemistry and population health. She worked with C3I PI Dr. Betsy Rolland at the Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program (BCERP) coordinating center, where she was introduced to team science.