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Lauren V. Ghazal, PhD, FNP-BC

Lauren V. Ghazal, PhD, FNP-BC

(Pronouns: she/her/hers)
  • Assistant Professor


  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cancer Care Delivery Research, 2023. University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, MI
  • PhD in Nursing Research and Theory Development, 2021. New York University. New York, NY
  • Masters in Nursing, 2016. Regis College. Weston, MA
  • BSN in Nursing, 2015. Regis College. Weston, MA
  • BA in Economics, 2013. Boston College. Chestnut Hill, MA


  • Francis-Levin, N., Ghazal, L.V., Francis-Levin, J., Zebrack, B., Chen, M., & Zhang, A. (2023). Exploring the Relationship between Self-Rated Health and Unmet Cancer Needs among Sexual and Gender Minority Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer. Current Oncology. PMID: 37887571 PMCID: PMC10605547 DOI: 10.3390/curroncol30100671

  • Waters, A.R., Turner,C., Easterly, C.W., Tovar, I., Mulvaney, M., Poquadeck, M., Johnston, H., Ghazal, L.V., Rains, S.A., Cloyes K.G., Kirchhoff, A.C., & Warner. E.L. (2023). Exploring Online Crowdfunding for Cancer-Related Costs Among LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Plus) Cancer Survivors: Integration of Community-Engaged and Technology-Based.Methodologies. JMIR Cancer. PMID: 37902829 PMCID: PMC10644187 DOI: 10.2196/51605

  • Ghazal, L.V., Wentzell, K., & Blanchette, J.E. (2023). Mobilizing Research to Understand the Impact of Financial Toxicity Among Adolescents and Young Adults Diagnosed With Chronic Diseases. Journal of Adolescent Health. DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2023.05.020

  • Ghazal, L. V., Wason, S. E., Gentry, B., & Santacroce, S.J. (2023). “Both a life saver and totally shameful”: young adult cancer survivors’ perceptions of medical crowdfunding. Journal of Cancer Survivorship. PMID: 35169983 PMCID: PMC9378759 DOI: 10.1007/s11764-022-01188-x

  • Ghazal, L.V., Merriman, J.D., Santacroce, S.J., Fletcher, J., Wright, F., & Dickson, V. V. (2023). Profiles of Work and Quality of Life among Young Adult Cancer Survivors. Western Journal of Nursing Research. PMID: 36529990 DOI: 10.1177/01939459221120742

  • Ghazal, L.V., Merriman, J.D., Santacroce, S.J., Fletcher, J., Wright, F., & Dickson, V. V. (2022). Exploration of Relationships Between Symptoms, Work Characteristics, and Quality of Life in Young Adult Hematologic Cancer Survivors. Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology. PMID: 34882016 PMCID: PMC9639603 DOI: 10.1089/jayao.2021.0135

  • Lauren V.G., Cole, S., Salsman, J.M., Lynne Wagner, L., Duan, F., Gareen, I., Lux, L., Parsons, S.K., Cheung, C., Loeb, D.M., Prasad, P., Shira Dinner, S., & Zebrack, B. (2022). Social Genomics as a Framework for Understanding Health Disparities Among Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivors: A Commentary. JCO Precision Oncology. PMID: 35772048 PMCID: PMC9259142 DOI: 10.1200/PO.21.00462

  • Hughes, T.L., Jackman, K., Dorsen, C., Arslanian-Engoren, C., Ghazal, L., Christenberry-Deceased, T., Coleman, C.L., Mackin, M. Moore, S.E., Mukerjee, R., Sherman, Smith. S., Walker, R. (2022). How can the nursing profession help reduce sexual and gender minority related health disparities: Recommendations from the National Nursing LGBTQ Health Summit. Nursing Outlook. PMID: 35430056 PMCID: PMC9393898 DOI: 10.1016/j.outlook.2022.02.005

  • Ghazal, L.V., Petrovsky, D.V., & Carpenter, J.S. (2022). Leadership corner: FAANs and the National Cancer Advisory Board. Nursing Outlook. PMID: 35164935 PMCID: PMC9382877 DOI: 10.1016/j.outlook.2021.12.005

  • Ghazal, L. ., Santacroce, S.J., Merriman, J.D., & Dickson, V.V. (2022). “Now Everybody Is Thinking About Things Like That.” Young Adult Cancer Survivors Reimagining Work During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Nursing Research. PMID: 34818265 DOI: 10.1097/NNR.0000000000000567

  • Ghazal, L.V., Merriman, J., Santacroce, S.J., & Dickson, V.V. (2021). Survivors’ Dilemma: Young Adult Cancer Survivors’ Perspectives of Work-Related Goals. Workplace Health & Safety. PMID: 34039084 PMCID: PMC8599614 DOI: 10.1177/21650799211012675

  • Germack, H. Cary, M., Gilmartin, H., Girouard, S., Jones, T.M., Martin, B.J., Norful, A.A., Anusiewicz, C.V., Riman, K.A., Schlak, A.E., Squires, A., Estrada, L.V., and Priscilla Gazarian, P., Gerchow, L., Ghazal, L.V., Henderson, M.D., Mitha, S., Mpundu, G., Nikpour, J., Royster, M., Thompson, R., & Stolldorf, D.P. (2021). Leading Policy and Practice Change During Unprecedented Times: The Nursing Health Services Research Response. Journal of Nursing Regulation. PMID: 34513205 PMCID: PMC8425338 DOI: 10.1016/s2155-8256(21)00057-0

  • Gormley, M., Ghazal, L., Fu, M.R., Van Cleave, J.H., Knobf, T., & Hammer, M. (2020). An Integrative Review on Factors Contributing to Fear of Cancer Recurrence Among Young Adult Breast Cancer Survivors. Cancer Nursing. PMID: 32657897 DOI: 10.1097/NCC.0000000000000858

  • Ghazal, L.V., Ma, C., Djukic, M., & Squires, A. (2020). Transition-to-U.S. Practice Experiences of Internationally Educated Nurses: An Integrative Review. Western Journal of Nursing Research. PMID: 31271112 DOI: 10.1177/0193945919860855

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