Lauren Smith

Lauren Smith, Research Associate

Lauren Smith is a research associate with the Lurie Institute for Disability Policy. She received her MPH from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and has extensive experience implementing public health policy research studies using a variety of research methods. Lauren is experienced in every aspect of the process from grant writing and submission all the way to dissemination. She is currently coordinating two NIH R01 studies about pregnancy and disability; one focuses on women with physical disabilities and the other on women with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Her research interests include health disparities and dissemination. Prior to joining the Lurie Institute, Lauren worked at UMass Medical School in the Center for Health Policy Research, Disability, Health and Employment Policy Unit.