Lauren Kaplan, PhD

Lauren M. Kaplan, PhD is originally from Miami, FL. Passionate about new cultures and methodologies, she went on to earn her doctorate in Sociology at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Since then, she has worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Oxford University in the Department of Social Policy and Intervention and at the University of California, Berkeley in the School of Public Health.

Lauren has published in peer-reviewed journals including The Journal of Pediatrics, AIDS Care and The Journal of Infectious Diseases. Her dissertation work, a comparative study of biographical experiences among people living with HIV in the US and Germany, was published with Springer VS.

As an editor with Oxford University Press, Lauren has provided academic and language editing to scientists globally. She deeply enjoys collaborative projects that bring diverse ideas, cultures, and communities together and is passionate about health research. More recently, Lauren has explored the role of technology in health and violence, working with a digital health startup and a Silicon Valley security company. In her free time she enjoys reading, art, film, hiking, yoga and cooking – all of which she is looking forward to doing back in the Bay Area.