Lauren Beagle, MPH

Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

Lauren earned her BS in Biomolecular Science and Spanish from the University of Michigan, during which time she discovered the field of public health. She was drawn to the principles of the field and the idea of working to create a broader, societal impact. After graduating, she completed a year of AmeriCorps service working as a Health Educator in Chicago, and her experiences further fueled her desire to work as a public health professional. She believes that fostering healthy populations is imperative for the future, and through working in public health, she wants to be able to do her part to ensure that everyone is set up to live long, healthy lives, despite circumstances likely beyond their control.

She continued on to earn her MPH in Epidemiology from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, with a certificate in Maternal and Child Health. She worked as a Research Assistant for the Southeast Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU) and as an Intern for the Center for Children’s Health Assessment, Research Translation, and Combatting Environmental Racism (CHARTER). She is excited to pair the guided learning during this fellowship with what she has learned both in previous work and in her educational pursuits, as well as experience the applied mentorship. During this program, she hopes to build meaningful connections with other fellows and CDC colleagues, as well as solidify the foundation of her work in public health.

Lauren’s fellowship project will be with the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC), whose mission is to prevent violence and injuries through science and action. Her project will focus on the reporting of suicide and self harm among children between the ages of 5-9, and will comprise of reviewing and summarizing literature on the topic. Additionally, her project will support efforts to integrate specific self-harm data into CDC’s Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System.