Maria Rincon is a doctoral student in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences. She holds a BS in biology with a minor in public health from the University of South Florida and an MPH in epidemiology of microbial diseases from the Yale School of Public Health.
Prior to her time at Temple, Maria was a fellow in the National Cancer Institute’s Communication Fellowship, which provides highly qualified master's students training opportunities across diverse communication projects. In this role, Maria served as a program manager to SEER-MHOS and SEER-CAHPS, two large data resources linking cancer registry and CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid) outcomes data. Maria also collaborated in a number of projects, focused primarily on patient outcomes and health-related quality of life trends in older adults with cancer.
Maria’s primary interest focus on the impact of eHealth (digital) literacy on adoption, usability and improvement of online-based health interventions and resources, particularly among patient populations. At Temple, Maria is currently working on her dissertation proposal with her advisor, Dr. Sarah Bass. Other research interests include implementation and testing of behavioral measurements, and cancer education and communications.