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Registered Nurse. Policy Advisor. Instructor.

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Bio


Registered Nurse. Policy Advisor. Instructor.

 

Lauren is a nurse with experience in federal policy, advocacy, nursing education, and clinical research.  She is the Senior Director for Strategy and Regulatory Affairs at NextLevel Health, a Medicaid managed care plan in Illinois.   

Lauren was an appointee in the Obama Administration, working as a Senior Advisor at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  She served in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, the office that leads the nation in preventing, preparing for, and responding to the adverse health effects of public health emergencies and disasters.  Prior to this appointment, she worked as a Policy Coordinator in the Immediate Office of the Secretary at HHS, where she managed the clearance and review of regulations, secretarial correspondence, and other policy documents relating to health reform issues including private insurance reform, healthcare quality and Medicare.  Lauren remains engaged with the nursing community by teaching a health policy course for advanced practice nursing students at Georgetown University.   She is also the Principal at Ivy Health Associates, LLC, a full service firm offering health care policy, advocacy, and clinical staffing solutions for public and private sector clients.  

Lauren completed a Bachelors of Science in Nursing at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor and earned a joint Masters of Science in Nursing and Masters of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University.  Lauren volunteers with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc, Girl Scouts, and the Jackie Robinson Foundation.

Lauren grew up in Naperville, Illinois.