Lauren joined the Ohio Colleges of Medicine Government Resource Center (GRC) in March of 2021. Her current work focuses upon maternal and infant health, and include the Ohio Study of Associated Risks of Stillbirth (Ohio SOARS), and the Interview of Mothers on Medicaid (IMOM) project. She also serves on the Ohio Medicaid Released Enrollees Study (OMRES), which examines health care access for previously incarcerated individuals. Lauren has expertise in survey questionnaire design and analysis, parametric and nonparametric inferential statistics, experiments, and public opinion research.
Prior to joining the GRC, Lauren served as an Assistant Professor of Instruction in Political Science at Ohio University, where she taught and published research in American politics, political psychology, public opinion, and pedagogy. While at Ohio University, she was awarded several honors, including the university-wide Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. She earned her PhD in Political Science from The Ohio State University in 2016. She also holds a BA in psychology and an MA in political science from Ohio University. Lauren’s work has been published in The Journal of Public Opinion, Elections, and Parties; Computers & Education; and The Oxford Handbook of LGBT Politics.