TRIP Research Staff

Where You Are:
Diana Diaz
Ms. Diaz earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology and is now pursuing a master's degree on Public Health at the University of South Florida. She is currently the project coordinator on a study examining the influence of smoking and alcohol-related cues and drug administration on craving and reactivity to substance cues.

Samantha Diaz
Ms. Diaz is the Management Assistant for TRIP. She is responsible for providing support to faculty, staff, and graduate students, and for coordinating efforts between TRIP and other Moffitt departments.

Brenda Medero

Ms. Medero is the Research Administrative Associate for Tobacco Research. She is responsible for providing administrative support to faculty, graduate students, and staff. She coordinates travel, purchase orders, budget management, and maintains the research database on protocols.

Lauren Meltzer
Ms. Meltzer earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of South Florida. She is currently the project manager for a study testing relapse prevention booklets as an adjunct to a tobacco quitline, as well as a study testing extended self-help for smoking cessation.

Monica Carrington

  Ms. Carrington earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of South Florida, with a minor in Public Health; and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing at the University of South Florida. She is the Research Assistant for a study evaluating smoking relapse prevention materials for cancer patients.

Kade Jentik

  Mr. Jentik earned his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. He is currently working as a Research Assistant coordinating data organization and analysis from several studies investigating nicotine’s effect on cognition measured via electroencephalograph.
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