Lauren N. Lessard

Research Scientist

Lauren N. Lessard is a research scientist with the Central Lauren N. LessardValley Health Policy Institute. Her research investigates health disparities within the Central Valley’s underserved populations, particularly among women and children. Lauren is concurrently a PhD student in the Department of Community Health Sciences, Fielding School of Public Health at UCLA. 

While at UCLA, Lauren has been investigating access to reproductive health for obese women. Lauren received her MPH from UC Berkeley in Maternal and Child Health where she researched methods to improve access to family planning resources for women at risk of unintended pregnancy. Prior to completing her MPH, Lauren was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Suriname, South America and completed her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at the University of California, Santa Cruz.


Contact Information

Lauren N. Lessard, PhD MPH
Research Scientist
Central Valley Health Policy Institute
Phone: (559) 228-2138
Fax: (559) 228-2168
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