Lauren Grattan’s work connects psychology, behavioral economics, and health behavior. She designs and conducts qualitative and quantitative studies, triangulating data from multiple sources and providing mixed-methods evaluations.
Currently, Dr. Grattan leads the community evaluation for the Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida Tobacco Prevention and Control Program. In this role, she assesses the extent to which community grantees have reached their programmatic goals to prevent and reduce tobacco use through local policy change. She also serves as associate project director for the FDA's Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) Portfolio Evaluation, using a mixed-methods approach to evaluating the scientific and regulatory impact of CTP's portfolio.
Dr. Grattan joined RTI in 2016 after a postdoctoral fellowship with the U.S. Army, where she specialized in communicating research outcomes to lay audiences and designing studies to accommodate shifting priorities and constraints. Among her notable publications are Community program activities predict local tobacco policy adoption in Florida counties, in the American Journal of Health Promotion, and Restricting retail hours of alcohol sales within an army community, in Military Medicine.