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Kyra Mendez is a postdoctoral fellow in the Clinical Genetics Branch

Kyra J. W. Mendez, Ph.D., M.P.H., B.S.N.

Postdoctoral Fellow

NCI Shady Grove | 6E562

Kyra J. W. Mendez, Ph.D., M.P.H., B.S.N., joined the Clinical Genetics Branch (CGB) as a postdoctoral fellow through the Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program (CPFP) in November 2022. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton in 2014, a Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Baltimore, Maryland in 2021, and a Master of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2022, which she completed as part of the CPFP. Her doctoral dissertation investigated health-related technology use and intention to adopt mobile health (mHealth) apps among family caregivers who have a chronic condition and who care for someone with dementia.

In CGB, Dr. Mendez is currently investigating accelerated aging and biomarkers of aging (specifically, telomere length) among people who have received a hematopoietic stem cell transplant, under the mentorship of Shahinaz Gadalla, M.D., Ph.D.