Nia Billings, M.S.
Nia Billings, M.S., is a SAIC-Frederick contractor employee in support to the Neurobehavioral Program in the Pediatric Oncology Branch (POB) of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). As a Psychometrician, Nia administers cognitive assessments to pediatric and adult patients and their siblings enrolled on current study protocols within the POB and other NCI branches, as well as on select protocols with other institutes. Nia also provides verbal and written feedback of evaluation results to participants, consults with members of the NIH medical team for coordination of care, assists families with finding local mental health services and implementing educational recommendations, and codes cognitive and social-emotional data for research analysis.
Nia also will spend part of her time collaborating with the Behavioral Sciences Core Psychosocial Program. She will be collaborating with others in the Psychosocial Group on research activities, such as protocol development and implementation of novel therapeutic tools.
Nia obtained her B.A. and M.S. in Psychology from Loyola University Maryland. Prior to joining the Neurobehavioral team in 2010, Nia worked as a research coordinator on various autism protocols at Johns Hopkins University. She has also been a professional advocate for adults and children with a range of mental, physical, and developmental disabilities, an assistant director for a recreational program for children with developmental and physical disabilities, and an adjunct professor at Carroll Community College.