Laura is a researcher and educator with international experience communicating research, program, and policy impacts for global audiences. She is a senior research associate and lecturer in the Institute for Behavioral Health of the Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University in Waltham, MA. Laura has a broad background in visual and narrative methods of research, health policy advocacy, health communications, lived experience with chronic conditions, disability policy, community-based participatory research, military health, and translation of research findings to community interventions and trainings. Her current assignments include serving as a member of different teams a) evaluating a nine-state effort to close the addiction treatment gap through communications, advocacy, and coalitions, b) seeking to understand the impact of parental deployment on psychotropic medication use among the children of Army active duty soldiers, c) investigating payment incentives on patient adherence to medical treatment, and d) studying the health of combat veterans. She is also Program Director for the Supportive Living Inc Brain Injury Rehabilitation Research and Wellness Center in Lexington, MA working with a group of transdisciplinary colleagues to plan and implement a program of research to support the social, cognitive, and physical rehabilitation of individuals living with long-term brain injury.
Laura's website is lslorenz.com