Diverse background of competitive extramural funding from the NIH, the Veterans Health Administration, and various non-federal foundation sources. Has served as a member of federal grant-review panels, and is an Associate Editor for the journal, Substance Abuse. As a faculty member and addiction fellowship director, she has regularly been recognized for excellence in research, teaching, and mentoring.
- Postdoctoral Fellow (Health Services Research), U.S Department of Veterans Affairs
- PhD (Nursing), University of Pittsburgh
- BS (Nursing), Johns Hopkins University
- BA (Psychology), St. Mary’s College of Maryland
- Research Health Scientist, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (supported by a 5-year VA Career Development Award)
- Assistant Professor of Medicine, Clinical & Translational Science, and Nursing, University of Pittsburgh
- Co-Director, National Coordinating Center, VA Office of Academic Affiliations Interprofessional Advanced Fellowship in Addiction Treatment
- Director, RAMP-to-K Program, Institute for Clinical Research Education, Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI), University of Pittsburgh
- Substance Abuse Consultation-Liaison Services, University of Maryland Medical Center
- HIV/Infectious Disease Staff Nurse, University of Maryland Medical Center
Who she really is…
Lauren spends as much time as she can outside in the woods, especially hiking, canoeing, and running with her husband, two children, and black Labrador, Bella. The Adirondack mountains in NY, and the Harpers Ferry, WV area hold special places in her heart, and hiking the Appalachian Trail (a 2160-mile footpath extending from Maine to Georgia) is on her bucket list. After a several year hiatus, she is back to running, with 10K races as her favorite distance.