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Lauren D. Arnold, Ph.D., M.P.H., CPH

Associate Professor; Epidemiology
College for Public Health and Social Justice

Biostatistics, Health Management and Public Health undergraduate programs

Courses Taught

Undergraduate: Intro to Epidemiology, Evidence Based Public Health, Biological Basis of Public Health, Public Health Capstone, Public Health Internship Graduate: Cancer Epidemiology, Infectious Disease Epidemiology


Ph.D., Rutgers School of Public Health
M.P.H., Rutgers School of Public Health
B.A., Douglass College/Rutgers University

Research Interests

Cancer prevention and control, health disparities, public health education

Publications and Media Placements

  1. Arnold LD, *McGilvray M, *Cooper JK, James AS. Inadequate cancer screening: Lack of provider-continuity is a greater obstacle than medical mistrust. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2017;28(1):362-377.
  2. Nelson EJ, Maynard BR, Loux T, *Fatla J, *Gordon J, Arnold LD. The acceptability of self-sampled screening for HPV DNA: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Sex Transm Infect. 2017 Feb;93(1):56-61.
  3. Arnold LD, Embry E, *Fox C. Advising undergraduate public health students: A phased approach. Public Health Rep. 2015 July/Aug; 130(4):415-420.

    *Denotes student author

Honors and Awards

  • Nancy McNeir Ring Award, Saint Louis University / Alpha Sigma Nu - 2017

  • Riegelman Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Public Health Education, Association of Schools and Programs in Public Health (ASPPH) - 2017
  • Terry Leet Teaching Award, College for Public Health and Social Justice, Saint Louis University - 2013 

Professional Organizations and Associations

  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • American Society of Preventive Oncology

Community Work and Service

Arnold's public health experience includes monitoring clinical trials for the pharmaceutical industry, secondary data analysis for the American Cancer Society, and survey research in community and national settings. She is an active member of Siteman Cancer Center, where she engages in research, service, and volunteer work (Pedal the Cause).

Arnold also collaborates with the Association of Schools and Programs in Public Health on national endeavors to frame undergraduate public health and conducts public health education research.