Laura completed a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Washington, an MPH in Epidemiology from the University of Washington, and a BS in Public Health from the George Washington University. She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in the Brown University School of Public Health, an NIH T32 Postdoctoral Research Fellow in The Miriam Hospital Division of Infectious Diseases and the Brown University Warren Alpert Medical School, Co-Director of the Long COVID Initiative of the Brown School of Public Health, and a Consultant Epidemiologist at the Rhode Island Department of Health. Her work involves both research and the applied epidemiology of infectious diseases and substance use. Her research focuses primarily on sexual health, HIV and STI prevention, health equity, and health service delivery. She has more than eight years of research experience in epidemiology and eleven years of applied public health experience working with and for public health departments in diverse sociopolitical contexts, including Peru, Tennessee, Seattle, and Rhode Island. In her free time, Laura enjoys playing the mandolin, working on sewing projects, and traveling in her tiny camper van.