Lauren Miller, M.Sc.

Junior Scientist

Lauren Miller is a Junior Scientist at the Center for Global Health Science and Security at Georgetown University. Her research interests include emerging infectious diseases, emergency preparedness and response, and health system strengthening, all utilizing the One Health approach.

Lauren has worked in rural settings, humanitarian conflicts, and public health emergencies in locations ranging from Central America to the Middle East and the United States.

She has done extensive research on healthcare provisions in conflict regions, with a particular focus on access to breast cancer treatment in West Bank, Palestine. In 2016, she worked with Palestinian Authority leaders, NGOs and hospitals to expand breast cancer education and develop patient navigation programs. For her Master’s dissertation, she worked in Belize with the Ministry of Health on Zika preparedness initiatives and researched health workers’ perceptions of preparedness. Most recently, Lauren worked with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and supported the public health operations of the National Park Service. She developed injury prevention tools and epidemiological initiatives aimed to protect employees and tourists. In 2019, she worked with wildlife biologists at Grand Canyon National Park to help address vector control concerns and mitigate transmission risks for zoonotic diseases like hantavirus, plague, and tickborne relapsing fever.

Lauren received a Master of Science degree in Global Health and Development from University College London and a Bachelor of Science degree in Cell and Molecular Biology from King University.