Lauren Dawson serves as Communications and Program Associate for the Healthy Eating Research program and is based in the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Her main responsibilities at Healthy Eating Research involve providing communications, technological, and administrative support to the program. Prior to joining Healthy Eating Research, Lauren worked at the Minneapolis Health Department (MHD) with their school-based clinics program through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Public Health Associate Program. Lauren holds a Master of Public Health from the University of Minnesota, and a Bachelor of Science in Social Policy from Northwestern University.