Lauren Scannelli, MPA, is a program associate at the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS). In this role, she supports CHCS projects related to child health quality — including Accelerating Child Health Transformation and Aligning Early Childhood and Medicaid.

Prior to joining CHCS, Lauren served as an administrative coordinator for the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, where she provided support on research administration and advanced the Office of Research Excellence’s communication efforts through content creation and strategy development. Lauren also worked as a constituent services representative for the U.S House of Representatives where she advocated for New Jersey constituents on Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security matters. In this role, she also supported community outreach and engagement efforts.

Lauren has a master’s degree in public administration from the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Administration at George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from James Madison University.

While not at work, Lauren enjoys hosting dinner parties, reading, trying new restaurants, and going on long walks with her puppy.