Lauren Adams, M.A., is director of communications and public relations at AcademyHealth, where she oversees public relations and digital strategies. 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 senior member of AcademyHealth’s communications 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.

Authored by Lauren Adams, M.A.

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In Uncertain Times, Health Research Community Convenes Around Anchor of Evidence

A new year, a new administration, and a new congress has presented several questions around the future of health care in the United States. As one of the year’s first conferences focused solely on health care and policy, the AcademyHealth National Health Policy Conference (NHPC) welcomed three members of the United States Congress and over 700 attendees. Below are summaries of some of the most popular sessions.
Posted By Lauren Adams, M.A., Raina Sheth
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AcademyHealth CEO Poses Key Question for 2017 in Health Affairs

Will evidence matter in 2017? If we want to truly transform health and health care in this country, it must. AcademyHealth President and CEO Lisa Simpson writes about the key areas in health policy where evidence should matter most.
Posted By Lauren Adams, M.A.