Lauren Prnjat began her work with The Center in 2021 and currently serves as Senior Evaluation Specialist. She is responsible for analyzing and assessing data, particularly for the Delta Region Community Health Systems Development (DRCHSD) Program. She also leads external evaluation projects and assists with return on community investment (ROCI) analyses for The Center’s programs. She has an extensive background in research, evaluation, data analysis, community health, and health education.
She received her Master of Public Health with a concentration in Community Health Sciences from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from Michigan State University. She previously worked in various research and evaluation-related positions, served two volunteer terms as an AmeriCorps member, and most recently provided outreach and health education as the Public Educator for the Minnesota Poison Control System.
Lauren resides in Michigan with her family and enjoys all of the seasonal fun that the state has to offer.