Lauren R. Risser, MPH, CHES

  • Senior Research Coordinator

Lauren Risser is a Senior Research Coordinator in the University of Pittsburgh Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine. She has experience working with adolescents aged 13 to 19 involved in youth violence prevention programs, including Sisterhood 2.0, Expect Respect, and Creating Peace. Her research interests are centered around trauma, with an emphasis on the experiences of overburdened and under-resourced communities.

Professional and Scientific Society Memberships

  • Member, American Public Health Association, 2018-Present

Education & Training

  • BS, Public Health, West Virginia University, 2017
  • MPH, Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, 2020

Selected Publications

Risser L. The Intergenerational Healing Project: Community-Academic Partnerships to Evaluate Trauma Interventions within the African American Community [Master’s Thesis]. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. April 2020.

Thompson J, Risser L, Dunfee M, Schoenberg N, Burke J. Place, Power, and Premature Mortality: A Rapid Scoping Review on the Health of Women in Appalachia. Am J Health Promot. 2021.