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Central California Center for Health And Human Services

Lauren Lessard

lauren picLauren N. Lessard is a post-graduate research fellow with the Central Valley Health Policy Institute. Her research investigates health disparities within the Central Valley’s underserved populations, particularly among women and children. Lauren is concurrently a PhD student in the Department of Community Health Sciences, Fielding School of Public Health at UCLA. 

While at UCLA, Lauren has been investigating access to reproductive health for obese women. Lauren received her MPH from UC Berkeley in Maternal and Child Health where she researched methods to improve access to family planning resources for women at risk of unintended pregnancy. Prior to completing her MPH, Lauren was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Suriname, South America and completed her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Contact Information

Lauren Lessard, MPH
Research Fellow, Central Valley Health Policy Institute
Phone: (559) 228-2138
1625 E. Shaw Ave, #146
Fresno, CA 93710