Summer in the Field Fellow, 2023
- Ph.D. candidate, Biostatistics, Boston University
B.S., Mathematics, University of Utah
B.S., Economics, University of Utah
Evelyn Lauren is a Summer in the Fellow, 2023, and a Ph.D. candidate in the Biostatistics program at Boston University.
For her Summer in the Field Fellowship, Evelyn will collaborate with researchers at the Health Economics and Epidemiology Office (HE2RO) and the Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) in South Africa to evaluate the country’s progress towards achieving UNAIDS goals for addressing the HIV epidemic. She will also partner with colleagues at National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) and the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) in South Africa to improve the record linkage quality and performance of South Africa’s national laboratory database. Evelyn hopes to identify key areas of improvement in South Africa’s HIV response and contribute to the ongoing efforts to end the HIV epidemic in South Africa and globally.