Role at FSG
A member of FSG’s leadership group, Lauren brings her health care and public health expertise to her role in developing new business, leading teams, and building the intellectual capital of the firm. Current projects include supporting the development of a collective impact approach to improving outcomes for mothers and infants in Staten Island and helping to develop a new grants program for the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation to improve specialty care service delivery and reduce health disparities in the US.
Lauren is a public health leader with extensive experience in health care delivery, management, and policy relevant research. She has worked at the intersection of health care, public health, and public policy and led initiatives that contributed to improving population health. Her clinical and research career has focused on child health disparities and the implication of public policies for child health and family wellbeing.
Most recently, Lauren served as the senior strategic advisor for the Infant Mortality Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network, a $6M federally-funded, multi-year national project to engage federal, state, and local leaders, clinical and public health professionals, and community agencies to achieve major reduction in infant mortality across the US. Prior to that, Lauren served as both the medical director and then the interim commissioner for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, where she successfully organized and led teams to achieve numerous policy and programmatic successes, including in the areas of obesity and chronic disease preventions, perinatal health outcomes for mothers and infants, influenza, school nutrition, and sports-related head injuries. Before joining DPH, Lauren served as a pediatric hospitalist at Boston Medical Center, where she was the medical director of pediatric inpatient services.
Lauren’s prior experience in federal and state government includes roles as a policy analyst in the Office of Inspector General for the US Department of Health and Human Services and as a W.T. Grant Health Policy Fellow in the office of the Massachusetts Speaker of the House.
Harvard College, AB, cum laude in Biology
University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health, MPH
University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, MD
Residency and Chief Residency in Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital Boston
General Pediatrics Fellowship, Department of Pediatrics, Boston University, Boston Medical Center
- American Academy of Pediatrics
- Massachusetts Public Health Association
- American Public Health Association
On working at FSG
“Prior to coming to FSG, I have worked in state and federal government, as well as in clinical settings serving some of our most vulnerable communities. In that work, I have witnessed the many, seemingly intractable, problems that my patients and their families faced. Those experiences have increasingly led me to seek opportunities to work on improving health at the community and population level, through policy, systems, and environment change. I am excited to join colleagues at FSG to bring new thinking, tools, and approaches to tackle the issues in the US health sector that have persisted for too long.”