Lauren Southwick, MPH

Lauren Southwick, MPH
Associate Fellow

Research Project Manager, Penn Medicine Center for Digital Health

Public Health Interests

Behavioral Health, Health Communication, Social Determinants of Health

Current Public-Health Related Activities

Lauren Southwick is a Research Project Manager at the Penn Medicine Center for Digital Health. Lauren's research focuses on investigating how digital data and electronic communication can be used in psychiatric evaluation and treatment. She is interested in health communication, health and digital literacy, as well as policy, systems and environmental change approaches. Prior to joining the team, Lauren worked at New York University College of Global Public Health in the Division of Social Epidemiology. She graduated from Franklin & Marshall College with a bachelor's degree in sociology and earned her master's degree in public health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences where she concentrated in health communication and social/behavioral change theories.

Select Publications:

Haley, S., Southwick L., Parikh, NS., Rivera, J., Farrar-Edwards, D., Boden-Albala, B. Barriers and Strategies for Recruitment of Racial and Ethnic Minorities: Perspectives from Neurological Clinical Research Coordinators. Journal of Racial Ethnic Health Disparities, 2017. 4(6):1225-1236

Boden-Albala, B., Southwick, L., Carman, H. Dietary interventions to lower the risk of stroke. Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports, 2015. 15(4): 538

Boden-Albala B., Carman, H., Southwick, L., Parikh, NS., Roberts, E., Waddy, S., Edwards, D. Examining Barriers and Practices to Recruitment and Retention in Stroke Clinical Trials. Stroke: A Journal of Cerebral Circulation, 2015; 46:2232-2237