Lauren O’Malley, MPH joined the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) in September 2019 as a Clinical Research Coordinator II. She is currently working with Dr. Allison E. Curry on a variety of projects related to teen driving safety, distracted driving, and child passenger safety. Here, Lauren plans to expand upon her data analysis skills and learn how to effectively communicate research findings to influence public health policies and programs.
Prior to joining the Center, Lauren served as a Clinical Research Coordinator for multiple child nutrition research studies at the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Weight and Eating Disorders. For one study, she collaborated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Center for Autism Research to test a picky eating intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder.
Lauren earned her Master of Public Health degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2019. For her Capstone Project, she worked with the Philadelphia Department of Public Health to evaluate the two-year impact of tobacco retailer permit regulations on tobacco use and purchasing behaviors in the city. Lauren also holds a Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Sciences from the University of Connecticut. Her research interests include chronic disease and injury prevention, health communications, and policy evaluation. Lauren can be reached at email@example.com.