Lisa Mansfield, PhD, MSN, RN

Lisa Mansfield, PhD, MSN, RN


PhD  Nursing, Duke University, Durham, NC

Biography: Dr. Lisa Mansfield is a doctorally-trained nurse whose area of research focuses on vaccine uptake behaviors and reducing vaccine disparities among minoritized adolescents and adults. Dr. Mansfield’s larger research interests are in implementing community-based interventions to promote health equity and reduce health disparities in marginalized communities.

Dr. Mansfield conducted several studies examining factors influencing HPV vaccine uptake among adolescents, including the role social determinants of health played in HPV vaccine completion. During her postdoctoral fellowship, Dr. Mansfield pivoted her work in HPV vaccination to COVID-19 vaccine disparities and equity research. She was involved in a multi-site project exploring vaccine hesitancy and acceptability of COVID-19 vaccines among multi-ethnic communities in Los Angeles County. She was involved in the Get Out the Vaccine (GOTV) campaign with Drs. Arleen Brown (UCLA) and Keith Norris (UCLA) where she evaluated the impact of the GOTV campaign on COVID-19 vaccine outreach in high-risk, hard-to-reached communities and among community stakeholders involved in the campaign. For this work, Dr. Mansfield received the 2021 Distinguished Professor of Health Equity Best Oral Abstract Award for the Society for General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting. She was also invited to give several presentations at local and regional conferences including a guest lecturer series of virtual training sessions to instruct 600 Community Based Organization managers and canvassers on the topic of “Addressing COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in multiethnic communities: Get Out the Vaccine (GOTV)” hosted by UCLA in May-June, 2021.

Dr. Mansfield’s other activities during fellowship included serving as a member of the Clinical Advisory Board, Improving Provider Announcement Communication Training (IMPACT) for HPV Vaccination (2021-2026), serving on the 2020 National Planning Committee for the inaugural Critical Race Theory sessions for the National Clinician Scholars Program (across all 6 NCSP sites) and as a teaching assistant to instructor Dr. Ken Wells for Health Policy Management 266A on Community-Based Health Participatory Research, a core curriculum course of the National Clinician Scholars Program at UCLA). Dr. Mansfield was a significant collaborator on three funded research projects (2 of these are NIH funded) which range from $4 million to $11.9 million. In addition to her NCSP projects and activities, Dr. Mansfield collaborated with Charles R. Drew University and was an active mentor for many students.

Dr. Mansfield has published seven papers with several in press and in preparation. Her work also addresses topics related to the nursing experience and that of underrepresented minorities in the health care field. Dr. Mansfield continues her work in the GOTV campaign after her completion of fellowship and is now serving as an Assistant Professor at University of North Carolina’s School of Nursing.