Priti Bandi, PhD

Principal Scientist, Surveillance Research

Priti Bandi, PhD, is an Epidemiologist and Principal Scientist in the Surveillance and Health Services Research Program at the American Cancer Society.

Dr. Bandi’s research focuses on the population-based surveillance of modifiable cancer risk behaviors, with an emphasis on tobacco use. She studies national and global patterns of diverse tobacco and nicotine products, with a focus on social disparities in their use behaviors.  In addition, she studies factors that contribute to these disparities, with an interest in the role of societal/policy factors (e.g. price policies that influence the affordability). Her research aims to ultimately inform policies and programs to reduce social disparities in cancer risk behaviors.

Dr. Bandi has authored more than 20 peer-reviewed publications, three book chapters, and is a contributing author to ACS surveillance publications.

Prior to her current role at the American Cancer Society, Dr. Bandi began her career at ACS as an Epidemiologist in 2005 and returned to ACS upon completion of her doctoral degree.


  • PhD, Epidemiology, College of Global Public Health, New York University, 2019
  • MS, Population Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2004

See Priti Bandi’s complete list of publications on PubMed