Lauren Chappel

Lauren Chappel is a Health Promotions Specialist with the American Lung Association in Pennsylvania. Her primary role is centered on managing the youth tobacco prevention program, known as the Tobacco Resistance Unit (TRU).  She presently oversees TRU recruitment & member engagement and provides TRU advisor & member trainings. In addition, she helps organize TRU Storms, manages the TRU website & social media, and supports other tobacco control initiatives such as smoke-free housing & smoke-free college campuses. Prior to her time with the Lung Association, Lauren worked on advocacy efforts for chemical trade associations and served as a North American advocate for the Royal Society of Chemistry. Lauren received her PhD in Chemistry from the University of Maryland, where she studied biomedical applications for nanomaterials.

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