Lauren Adams, M.A., is senior director of communications and marketing at AcademyHealth, where she oversees the marketing department, as well as public relations, social media and digital strategies, and the graphic design portfolio. In this role, she works to identify opportunities to translate cutting edge health services research into relatable stories that highlight this critical research’s value and relevance. A member of AcademyHealth's executive team, she provides expert guidance on efforts to increase awareness of and support for health services research among a variety of audiences.

A former journalist, Ms. Adams has worked for more than 10 years to lead communications efforts in industries including government, science, higher education and health care. Prior to joining AcademyHealth, Ms. Adams worked at a boutique public relations firm in D.C. specializing in health issues where she worked with world-class health care professionals on alliance building, strategic planning and positioning, media relations, and policy maker outreach. Most recently, she served as head of marketing and communications at the University of London’s national center for the humanities.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and a master’s in public communication from American University.

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