Acting Director

Phone
(240) 276-5890

Lisa Signorello is the Acting Director and Acting 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, as well as having had significant private sector research experience. Her research is broadly focused on issues related to the macro- and individual-level factors that give rise to socioeconomic and racial disparities in cancer incidence and survival. She has authored or co-authored more than 170 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 Masters and Doctoral degrees in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health.