Lauren Su (FORHP)

Lauren, Su

Lauren Su earned a bachelor of arts degree in neuroscience with a minor in Asian American studies from Pomona College in Claremont, California. She has studied at the School for International Training in Buenos Aires, Argentina, pursuing independent research investigating linguistic, financial, and cultural barriers to healthcare access and proposing strategies to improve access for local Chinese immigrant communities. Lauren also completed an internship with the Hepatitis B Foundation in Washington D.C. 

After graduating, Lauren worked as a support specialist for the University of North Carolina’s Center for AIDS Research. In this role, she managed the grant renewal processes for the research center, coordinated grant supplement submissions addressing HIV stigma, cure, and comorbidities, and assisted in compiling data required for the HRSA-funded Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. 

While participating in the CDC’s Public Health Associate Program, Lauren served as a public health advisor for the Society for Public Health Education in the area of health equity and access to care. In this role, she developed and managed a pilot pipeline program aimed at increasing representation of and support for Hispanic/Latino undergraduate students entering the public health workforce, as well as coordinated the application process and cohort of 19 students across 6 national partner institutions. Additionally, Lauren designed program curriculums responsive to evaluation data aligned with student interests regarding health equity, anti-racism, and the role of public health professionals in dismantling systemic racism. She also assisted in the analysis of health factors affecting Hispanic/Latino communities in the U.S. including chronic disease, COVID-19, and barriers to healthcare access.