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Arnold School of Public Health

Doctoral Ambassador

Lauren

Lauren Reid

Biographical information:
I am from Lawrenceville, Georgia. I completed my bachelor’s degree at Kennesaw State University in Exercise and Health Science. I came to USC as a Masters student in the Department of Exercise Science to complete an MPH in Physical Activity and Public Health. I chose to stay at USC for my PhD because I had a great experience as a Master's student! I built a strong social network in Columbia by participating in student groups on campus and becoming involved in my community off campus. I also made a connection with an epidemiology professor that I wanted to work with as a doctorate student. Staying at USC was one the best choices I ever made. The epidemiology department is very supportive of students and the professors genuinely want to help and see students succeed. I have had the opportunity to teach, do research, work at the department of health, and participate in fellowship opportunities.

Research interests:
My research interests include physical activity, chronic disease epidemiology, environmental influences of health, health policy, and social determinants of health. 

Thesis/Dissertation:
My dissertation involves food insecurity and health behaviors of youth and young adults with diabetes.

 

 


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