Lauren Reed Bangerter, PhD

Assistant Professor of Health Services Research, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Research Associate, Mayo Clinic, Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Healthcare Delivery

Dr. Bangerter is a mixed-methods researcher focused on family support and caregiving in the context aging, dementia, and chronic illness. Her work seeks to better understand the biopsychosocial consequences of family caregiving in order to develop psychosocial interventions that optimize caregiver and patient outcomes. She is currently principle investigator of a study focused on developing a health information technology-enabled intervention for cancer caregivers. Dr. Bangerter received her Doctorate in Human Development and Family Studies from the Pennsylvania State University where she concentrated in adult development and intervention/prevention science.

Why I Applied to be a Fellow

"Like many millennials, I have found myself struggling to understand just how to go about meaningfully engaging in politics. I applied to the Health Aging Policy Fellowship because I want to become more politically engaged in a way that allows me to leverage my passion and expertise in aging research. Through this fellowship, my goal is to gain the skills necessary to apply my current and future research to help create evidence-based aging policies."