Lauren Griffiths

Lauren Griffiths

Lauren Griffiths recently began working with LSUHSC Human Development Center as coordinator for the Nutrition is for Everyone project, which aims to improve nutrition-related behaviors among people with disabilities and their family and friends. Lauren earned her BA in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Louisiana State University and her Master’s in Public Health from the LSU Health Sciences Center. Hired by School of Public Health after graduation as a Research Associate, she worked on two studies: Trim Teens, a weight loss intervention for adolescent females, and the SILLY 2 Study, a clinical pediatric obesity study.  She is a founding member of LSUHSC’s Students for Sustainability and the Raised Root Student Garden and continues to support the organization by sitting on the Faculty and Staff Advisory Board. She also helps to organize nutrition-focused workshops, classes, and courses on campus that bring students and community members together to learn about and from one another. In her spare time, Lauren tends her backyard garden and gives away the extra produce because she is terrified of using the pressure canner without adult supervision. She also indulges in creative outlets such as painting, knitting, and crafting with the help of her two cats who walk all over everything. Lauren can be reached at lgri10@lsuhsc.edu or you can visit her in her office in the Human Development Center in room 447.