Lauren Rubenstein, MPH, joined the Meadows Institute with four years of both academic and clinical research experience. Prior to joining the Institute, Lauren worked as a lead research coordinator, conducting clinical trials on pain management and various pediatric vaccine studies. Most recently, Lauren earned her Master of Public Health from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences with a focus on maternal and child health. Her graduate research studies focused on intergenerational trauma and complications stemming from environmental health issues. Lauren also collaborated with Austin-area pediatricians to create a comprehensive school health guide that helps new doctors in Travis County better understand early childhood interventions and individualized education programs, and pediatricians’ vital role in making appropriate referrals. She also worked with Cameron County Public Health to develop a community health needs assessment to support the County’s accreditation application. Lauren is currently working toward her certification as a Health Education Specialist.
In her role at The Trauma and Grief Center (TAG), Lauren serves as Project Manager, assisting with their local and national initiatives including the planning and implementation of learning collaboratives, dissemination of the Handle with Care Program, assisting the TAG data team with ongoing research projects, and serves as a liaison to community partners.