Nick Acuna

Nicholas Acuna is an MPH candidate concentrating in Epidemiology at Rutgers University School of Public Health. Prior to Rutgers, Nick studied Biology with a minor in Public Health at The College of New Jersey and worked on research projects in plant genetics and on examining correlations between quality of life and depression among older adults in Brazil. His current research interests include: cancer disparities among Latinx communities and understanding the role biomarkers/genetic factors may contribute to poor health outcomes. Nick’s career objective is to ultimately focus on reducing mortality and morbidity rates of cancer among Hispanic/Latinx communities and serve as an advocate for immigrant health.