Veronica Barrios-Monroy, BA

Research Coordinator

I joined Moffitt Cancer Center in 2018. I received my BA in Social Science and Spanish from Michigan State University. My career in research initiated at the Institute for Public Policy and Social Research in East Lansing, MI and further developed at Mathematica Policy Research in Washington, DC. As a research coordinator, in the CaRe Lab, I assist with study data management, organization and coordination of protocol activities. I work on the CARING: Caregiver Assistance through Resources, Information, and Navigation Guide in Neuro-Oncology study.

Heraldo D’Almeida, MA

Research Project Manager

Dana Ketcher, PhD, MPH, CPH

Applied Postdoctoral Fellow

I have worked at Moffitt Cancer Center since 2013 when I also started the PhD program in Applied Anthropology at the University of South Florida (USF). Previous to the PhD program, I received my Masters of Public Health from USF in Global Communicable Disease, and my BA in Biology from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. In 2019, I completed my PhD in medical anthropology focusing on women’s experiences with cancer genetic testing and counseling. Since joining the CaRe Lab in 2017, I have coordinated several studies focusing on patients and their caregivers, mostly in the neuro-oncology clinic. As a postdoc fellow, I aim to focus on biobehavioral and qualitative research in cancer family caregiving.

Rachael McCormick, BA

Research Coordinator

I joined Dr. Reblin’s lab in August of 2019. I earned my BA in Human Biology and Spanish from the University of Kansas in 2018 and am currently pursuing an MA in Medical Anthropology at the University of South Florida, focusing on nutrition, food security and community health. As a research coordinator, I work on the LYNCCS and CARING projects.

Amy Otto, PhD

Applied Postdoctoral Fellow

I started at Moffitt in 2018 as a postdoctoral fellow after earning my PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Delaware. My research focuses on psychosocial factors affecting well-being in cancer patients and their family caregivers, as well as the ways that patients and caregivers interact with the health care system.

Maija Reblin, PhD

Assistant Member, Department of Health Outcomes and Behavior

Maija Reblin, PhD is a social and health psychologist who studies the social context of cancer family caregivers. This includes a focus on interpersonal communication between caregivers, patients, and their health care providers, as well as identifying the importance of relationships and social support in the cancer caregiving experience. Dr. Reblin has received extramural funding from the American Cancer Society and the National Institutes of Health to support her research.




Laura Rodriguez, BS

Caregiver Navigator

I joined Moffitt in 2018 working as a Patient and Family Specialist, mainly providing educational resources and general Moffitt orientations to patients, families and team members. Prior to that, I graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health and a Minor in Criminology. Currently, I work as a Caregiver Navigator in the CaRe lab. My key responsibility as Caregiver Navigator is to assess the support needs of family members of cancer patients while adhering to research protocols.

Kerie Walters, BA

Caregiver Navigator

I joined Moffitt Cancer Center as a Caregiver Navigator in December of 2019.  I earned my Bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida, majoring in Interdisciplinary Social Science with a concentration in Women’s Studies and Sociology. I am currently earning my Master’s in Social Work, with completion set for 2020. My role as a Caregiver Navigator in the CARING project allows for ample opportunities to work in collaboration with caregivers. In this role I will assist in assessing strengths as well as needs to help ensure the success of the patient/caregiver partnership.