Lauren Ghazal

PhD Student

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Lauren Ghazal


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New York, NY 10013
United States

Lauren Ghazal's additional information

Lauren Ghazal is a 3rd-year PhD student NYU Meyers, where she is a T42 Occupational and Environmental Health (OEHN) pre-doctoral fellow. Lauren earned her first bachelor’s degree in economics, and a second bachelor’s in nursing and a master’s of science in nursing. She is a board-certified family nurse practitioner. Prior to working as a nurse practitioner, Lauren was a clinical research nurse at the Harvard Catalyst Clinical Research Center in Boston. Building on a personal experience with cancer during her first year of the PhD program, Lauren is using her background in economics in combination with her research and clinical experiences in global health to develop a program of research in cancer survivorship. Broadly, Lauren is interested in the survivorship needs of young adults with cancer, an understudied population that has many needs that remain unmet, with a focus on financial toxicity.


Ma, C., Ghazal, L., Chou, S., Ea, E., & Squires, A. (In Press). Characteristics and utilization of internationally educated nurses in US acute care hospital units. Nursing Economic$.  

Ghazal, L. V., Ma, C., Djukic, M., & Squires, A. (2019). Transition-to-U.S. Practice Experiences of Internationally Educated Nurses: An Integrative Review. Western Journal of Nursing Research.

BSN, Nursing, Regis College
MS, Nursing, Regis College

Adult health

American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS)
Graduate Nursing Student Academy, (GNSA)
Oncology Nursing Society (ONS)
New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM)
Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI)

Directory Profile Honors Awards

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Training Grant (T42-OH-008422 (2019)
Bilder/Ryan Scholarship, Foundation of the Mount Sinai Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Association (2019)
Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association 50th Anniversary Scholarship, Nurses Educational Funds (2019)
President, Doctoral Student Organization (2018)
Herman Biggs Policy Scholar (2018)
Ellen D. Baer Scholarship (2017)