Dr. Lauren McGivern is a Postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Global Health Science and Security. At CGHSS, her work focuses on analyzing and mapping policies for emerging infectious diseases.
Before joining Georgetown University, Lauren attended medical school at the University of Edinburgh and received her MBChB degree (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) in 2020. She took a year out of medical school in 2017 to complete a BMedSci (Bachelor of Medical Sciences) in Global Health Policy, where she wrote her thesis entitled “Standardised Packaging, the Tobacco Industry, and Better Regulation: An Analysis of how the Tobacco Industry used Better Regulation Principles to Oppose Standardised Packaging in the UK.”
During her time at the University of Edinburgh, Lauren was a researcher at the Global Health Governance Programme under Professor Devi Sridhar, where she published papers on achieving universal health coverage and gender mainstreaming at the World Bank.
Lauren graduated from medical school early due to the Coronavirus pandemic and began work as a junior doctor in April 2020. She worked at the Royal London Hospital and University College London Hospital, completing rotations in the Intensive Care Unit, the Emergency Department, and Covid wards.