Before joining XPRIZE, Lauren was the founder and principal consultant for her own company providing scientific analytic services to clients wanting to better understand how to collect and interpret large amounts of data. Before that, she was the hip research manager for the Steadman Philippon Research Institute, investigating patient-reported outcomes following hip arthroscopy. She also has a background in injury epidemiology and has been the lead investigator for large-scale injury surveillance studies. During her academic career, she has published over 60 peer-reviewed manuscripts, presented at multiple national and international conferences, and was elected Chair of the Injury Control and Emergency Health Services Section of the American Public Health Association.
Lauren holds a Ph.D. in Epidemiology from the Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado - Anschutz Medical Campus and an M.S. in Integrative Physiology from the University of Colorado Boulder.