Lauren Wisk, Ph.D.
Lauren Wisk, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine & Health Services Research. Prior to joining the faculty at UCLA, she was an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and a Research Associate in the Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. A health services researcher and methodologist, her overarching program of research focuses on understanding health and health services use among children, adolescents, young adults, and their families, particularly those with chronic medical conditions. Her work integrates a biopsychosocial model, social determinants of health model, and life course framework to investigate independent and interactive effects of biological, psychological, and social factors on health across the life course.
Dr. Wisk received a BS from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and PhD from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and she completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital. Her research is supported by grants from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), Academic Pediatric Association, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars Program.