Laura Wagner

Research Public Health Analyst


  • MPH, Health Behavior / Health Education, University of North Carolina
  • BA, Cognitive Science, University of Virginia

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Laura Wagner, a research public health analyst with RTI’s Center for Communication Science, has a decade of professional experience in health communication and public health research. She is skilled at both quantitative and qualitative research methods, including the design, conduct, and analysis of surveys, focus groups, in-depth interviews, behavioral measures, and web analytics.

Ms. Wagner has conducted research for clients including the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and the Family and Youth Services Bureau.

Several of Ms. Wagner’s projects have focused on patient-centered outcomes and cancer care. She has worked on developing a nationwide cancer care initiative as well as on developing a survey instrument on patient-centered communication in colorectal cancer patients.

She is also a leader in an initiative at RTI to use virtual and augmented reality to address health and social issues. Before joining RTI in 2015, she managed virtual reality-based studies at the National Human Genome Research Institute.