Lisa Signorello


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Lisa Signorello is the Director and Chief of the Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program (CPFP) Branch in the National Cancer Institute's Division of Cancer Prevention. Dr. Signorello served as Deputy Director of the CPFP from August 2014 to November 2017 and came to the NCI after having held academic positions at the Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School, and Vanderbilt University. Her research is broadly focused on multi-level factors that give rise to socioeconomic and racial disparities in cancer incidence and survival. She has authored or co-authored more than 175 articles in the peer-reviewed scientific literature, and two book chapters on prostate cancer epidemiology. She received her undergraduate degree in engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, and her Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. Since joining NCI, Dr. Signorello has focused her efforts on developing the next generation of leaders in the field of cancer prevention. She enjoys the challenges that come with preparing early stage scientists to confront evolving and complex public health challenges through scientific rigor and transdisciplinary collaboration, and she believes in the power of strong mentoring.