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Laurie Lachance

Associate Research Scientist in the School of Public Health, and the Director of Evaluation at the Center for Managing Chronic Disease

Dr. Lachance has served as the Director of Evaluation at the Center for Managing Chronic Disease since 2006 and has provided evaluation and technical assistance for many national, multi-site projects, including Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Allies Against Asthma national program, Missouri Foundation for Health’s Childhood Asthma Linkages in Missouri,  Kresge Foundation’s Safety Net Enhancement Initiative, W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Food & Community initiative, and multiple local projects partnering with the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan in Inkster, Flint, and Detroit, Michigan.

She has served as a member of the advisory council for the Community Health Initiative (Kaiser Permanente), as an expert panel member for the Centers for disease control and Prevention’s (CDC) Controlling Asthma in America’s Cities project, and as a content area expert for the CDC’s  select panel on creating the Common Community Measures for Obesity Prevention.

The focus of her work is on the prevention and management of chronic diseases, particularly aimed at creating opportunities for health and increasing the health of children and families in vulnerable neighborhoods.  Areas of expertise and interest related to poverty and poverty solutions include health equity, healthy food access, and community-driven policy change.

Ph.D., M.P.H., and B.A. University of Michigan

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