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Lauren E. Murray

Research Scientist and Public Health Epidemiologist/Adjunct Assistant Professor

New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene/New York University/City University of New York

Lauren Murray, a graduate of the class of 2001, began attending the Waldorf School of Garden City in first grade. Currently, Lauren is a Research Scientist and Public Health Epidemiologist with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH) in the Division of Epidemiology. In this capacity, she manages NYC’s large-scale youth risk behavior surveillance system in collaboration with the NYC Department of Education, analyzes the potential impact of proposed public health interventions and oversees research studies, data analyses and the development of peer-reviewed publications. Additionally, Lauren is an Adjunct Assistant Professor with New York University’s College of Global Public Health and with the City University of New York where she instructs graduate courses in public health, epidemiology and biostatistics.

Lauren has authored and co-authored peer-reviewed publications and presented at several national conferences. Her primary research interests include examining relationships between neurological mechanisms and reproductive health outcomes among adolescents, how these relationships are influenced by the social environment and health inequities, and reproductive justice. She is currently involved in several studies including examining the association between self-reported gender identity and homelessness among NYC youth, social cohesion, and the relationship between sleep and selected health outcomes, as mediated by graduation and attendance rates among NYC public high school students.

Lauren’s academic background includes a bachelor of science degree in neuroscience from SUNY Stony Brook University, a master of public health degree from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, a master of science degree and a doctoral degree in epidemiology from Emory University’s Laney Graduate School where she trained as a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Reproductive, Perinatal and Pediatric Graduate Epidemiology and Diversity Fellow.

“Waldorf is where I learned the importance and value of quality education, far beyond reading, writing and math. Because of its unique, robust and diverse curriculum, Waldorf prepared me to become a well-rounded problem solver and independent thinker with the confidence to pursue the exact career path I wanted, and to have unusual experiences that I otherwise would not have had – like tapping trees for maple syrup, taking eurythmy, crocheting and walking peacefully through the advent garden, to name a few. I am forever grateful for my time at Waldorf.”

Lauren E. Murray

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Lauren E. Murray

2016 Symposium PanelistAlumni

Research Scientist and Public Health Epidemiologist/Adjunct Assistant Professor

New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene/New York University/City University of New York

Lauren Murray, a graduate of the class of 2001, began attending the Waldorf School of Garden City in first grade. Currently, Lauren is a Research Scientist and Public Health Epidemiologist with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH) in the Division of Epidemiology. In this capacity, she manages NYC’s large-scale youth risk behavior surveillance system in collaboration with the NYC Department of Education, analyzes the potential impact of proposed public health interventions and oversees research studies, data analyses and the development of peer-reviewed publications. Additionally, Lauren is an Adjunct Assistant Professor with New York University’s College of Global Public Health and with the City University of New York where she instructs graduate courses in public health, epidemiology and biostatistics.

Lauren has authored and co-authored peer-reviewed publications and presented at several national conferences. Her primary research interests include examining relationships between neurological mechanisms and reproductive health outcomes among adolescents, how these relationships are influenced by the social environment and health inequities, and reproductive justice. She is currently involved in several studies including examining the association between self-reported gender identity and homelessness among NYC youth, social cohesion, and the relationship between sleep and selected health outcomes, as mediated by graduation and attendance rates among NYC public high school students.

Lauren’s academic background includes a bachelor of science degree in neuroscience from SUNY Stony Brook University, a master of public health degree from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, a master of science degree and a doctoral degree in epidemiology from Emory University’s Laney Graduate School where she trained as a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Reproductive, Perinatal and Pediatric Graduate Epidemiology and Diversity Fellow.

“Waldorf is where I learned the importance and value of quality education, far beyond reading, writing and math. Because of its unique, robust and diverse curriculum, Waldorf prepared me to become a well-rounded problem solver and independent thinker with the confidence to pursue the exact career path I wanted, and to have unusual experiences that I otherwise would not have had – like tapping trees for maple syrup, taking eurythmy, crocheting and walking peacefully through the advent garden, to name a few. I am forever grateful for my time at Waldorf.”