Background

Background

Prior to joining the Lung Cancer Disparities Center, Dr. Kontos was engaged in both health communication practice and research. She served as the Director of Social Marketing for Nutrition and Physical Activity at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health from 2004-2005 and was the communication coordinator for the state’s Genetics Program from 2000-2002. In addition, Dr. Kontos maintained research positions as the health literacy program coordinator at the Harvard School of Public Health from 2002-2004 and was both a cancer prevention research fellow and project director within Dr. K. Viswanath’s communication research lab at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute from 2005-2010.