Lia Sorgen, BA

Project Director

Lia Sorgen joined The Fisher Center at Georgetown University, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center as a Project Director in the spring of 2020. Ms. Sorgen received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and health studies from Dickinson College, during which she worked as a research assistant in Dr. Marie Helweg-Larsen’s Stigma Laboratory. She then completed a Cancer Research Training Award fellowship at the National Cancer Institute/National Institutes of Health, assisting Dr. Stephanie Land with the Smoking Cessation at Lung Examination (SCALE) initiative and conducting independent research examining smoking behaviors, self-concept, and self-affirmation with Dr. Annette Kaufman. Although Ms. Sorgen’s research has focused on stigmatization, and identity within tobacco and cancer control, she is also interested in health communication and perceived risk in the context of cancer genetic testing and counseling. In the future, Ms. Sorgen plans to pursue further education in health psychology and organizational behavior.