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Wallace Lauren, Postdoctoral Fellow

Lauren Wallace

Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral Fellows
Department of Health Aging & Society

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I am a Medical Anthropologist with an active, interdisciplinary research program critically examining global health policies and interventions through an ethnographic lens. I am particularly interested in unpacking the extent to which reproductive health interventions and policies are evidence-based and reflect the experiences of local communities and marginalized populations. Current projects focus on the impact of family planning polices in northern Ghana and the use of evidence in priority setting for maternal, newborn and child health in Uganda. I have also critically studied the dynamics between communities and students in international medical volunteer abroad programs. My postdoctoral research is supported by a Fellowship from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.


2017 Ph.D. (Medical Anthropology), McMaster University