New York State

Lauren Clay, PhD, MPH

D'Youville College

Lauren Clay, PhD, MPH is a disaster scientist focused on public health impacts of disasters. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Administration and Public Health at D'Youville College and Affiliated Assistant Professor in the Program on Population Impact, Recovery, and Resilience Center at the College of Global Public Health at New York University. As an Early Career Research Fellow with the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine Gulf Research Program she has been studying the impact of Hurricane Florence on the local food environment in Eastern North Carolina since 2018. With the arrival of COVID-19 in the US, she is currently studying COVID-19 impacts on the food environment and food security and leads an NSF CONVERGE Working Group on COVID-19 and Food Insecurity and the survey subcommittee of the NOPREN COVID-19 Food Security Working Group.