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Jeshondria McCrary, BS

Associate Scientist II
Study Management

young Black woman with long braids, striped top, hoop earring

Why I Work in Cancer Research

I am proud to tell others that I work for ACS and that I get to wake up daily to make a difference in this world. Working in cancer research has further opened my eyes to health inequities that many communities face. ACS has also encouraged me to take a serious assessment of my own health, especially since working primarily with the Accelerometry sub-study, which measures physical activity.”

At ACS since 2019

As study coordinator of the Cancer Prevention Study 3 (CPS-3) Accelerometry sub-study for the Study Management team in Population Science, Jeshondria McCrary’s work mainly focuses on how physical activity and sedentary behavior affect the risk for developing cancer.

In this role, she:

  • Directs the daily operations for shipments, returns, and data collection for the project.
  • Addresses and critically solves questions about enrollment information, invite percentages, and changes to research protocols and logistics.
  • Works firsthand with participant communication related to the sub-study.

McCrary also manages the resolution of discrepant National Death Index (NDI) records for Cancer Prevention Study II (CPS-II).

Research focus and accomplishments

Some of McCrary’s early achievements at the American Cancer Society, include:

  • Converting the the NDI lookup protocol into a user-friendly, digital-only process to adapt to staff working remotely.
  • Handling the daily logistics and follow-up for a sub-study with over 9,500 enrolled CPS-3 participants.
  • Resolving over 7,000 discrepant NDI records for CPS-II



Work before ACS

  • Placental Processing, MiMedx Group, Inc
  • Campus Services, Kennesaw State University

Professional organizations

  • Alpha Xi Delta North Atlanta Alumni Group, Member
  • National Society of Leadership and Success, Member


  • BS: Biology | Chemistry Minor, Kennesaw State University (formerly Southern Polytechnic State University)

Personal life 

Jeshondria lives in Kennesaw, GA with her partner, Rashiid. She enjoys spending time with her family, swimming, Sunday brunch with friends, and catching up on a good show.