Dr. Neil is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School and in the Mongan Institute Health Policy Center in the Department of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Neil’s research interests center on reducing cancer risk and disparities in two primary areas: increasing patient adherence to timely cancer screening and improving rates of participation in cancer prevention trials.
To achieve these goals, Dr. Neil’s research employs novel experimental methods and digital modalities to test message design theories and persuasive message appeals to target meaningful and lasting behavior change. At their core, these interventions tailor materials to meet the informational, cultural, and decision-making needs of the patient, while harnessing digital dissemination strategies to increase the degree of tailoring, track engagement, and enhance the scope of the intervention.
Dr. Neil completed his doctoral training at the University of Florida.