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Lauren Nisotel, MPH

Associate Scientist II
Surveillance & Health Equity Science

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My Motivation

I’m passionate about translating and sharing cancer research in a way that is accessible for people everywhere. At ACS, I’m inspired by the reach of our work and the lives we touch – from informing health policy and screening guidelines, to supporting Americans in making decisions that will reduce their risk of cancer.”

At ACS since 2022

As an Associate Scientist II on the Surveillance & Health Equity Science team, Lauren Nisotel, MPH, conducts research and provides analytical support for American Cancer Society (ACS) projects that address health disparities across the cancer continuum. Her research focuses on emerging trends in cancer incidence, mortality, survival, and disparities.

Research focus and accomplishments

Before joining the ACS, Nisotel’s research addressed how to reduce health disparities among people with cancer and historically underserved communities with HIV. Her master’s thesis examined the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on antiretroviral therapy adherence among Black/African Americans with HIV in Atlanta.

Nisotel’s research interests include:

  • Racial and ethnic health disparities
  • Social and structural determinants of health
  • Access to cancer care


For a full list of Nisotel’s publications, visit her Google Scholar page.


Work before ACS

  • Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Data Analyst 
  • Ariadne Labs, Project Manager 
  • Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Senior Project Coordinator 
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Clinical Research Coordinator


  • MPH: Behavioral, Social, and Health Education Sciences, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 2022 
  • BS: Psychology, Northeastern University, 2014