At ACS since 2019
As Senior Principal Scientist, Priti Bandi, PhD, leads cancer risk factors surveillance activities in the Surveillance & Health Equity Science department at the American Cancer Society (ACS). She focuses on patterns of domestic and global tobacco use and smoking cessation. Bandi is an internal expert on other cancer risk factors, including healthy eating and active living, alcohol use, and exposure to ultraviolet radiation.
Research focus and accomplishments
Bandi studies how national and global patterns of tobacco and nicotine use relate to evolving patterns of cancer incidence and mortality. She especially looks at social disparities in both tobacco use and cancer outcomes.
She also studies factors that contribute to these disparities and is especially interested in the role of societal and health policy factors.
The ultimate goal of her research is to inform health policies and programs that will help reduce social disparities in cancer risk factors and outcomes.
Bandi is part of the team that updates and publishes the Cancer Prevention & Early Detection (CPED) Facts & Figures bi-annually and is a contributing author to other ACS surveillance publications.
She’s authored more than 20 peer-reviewed publications and 3 book chapters. For a full list of Dr. Bandi’s publications, visit her Google Scholar page.