Lauren Yerkes
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Injury and Violence Prevention Epidemiologist at the Virginia Department of Health. Lauren conducts epidemiologic analyses related to injury and violence topics, oversees the Virginia Online Injury Reporting System, and provides technical assistance and consulting on injury and violence prevention data to internal and external stakeholders statewide. She has over six years of epidemiology and public health experience, and prior to her current work, she was the lead HIV epidemiologist at VDH.  Lauren graduated from Virginia Tech in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine with a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology in 2012. She is a native of Richmond, and in her spare time, she enjoys teaching group exercise classes and traveling to new places in the US.