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. She also serves as editorial director of AcademyHealth's peer-reviewed, open access journal eGEMs.
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.