Lauren McCormack, PhD, MSPH, is Vice President of RTI’s Public Health Research Division and founded its Center for Communication Science. Her research bridges the fields of health communication and health policy, and involves developing, testing, and evaluating interventions to promote public health, patient engagement, and informed decision-making. Dr. McCormack is the Principle Investigator of a 5-year clinical trial examining the comparative effectiveness of two behavioral interventions focused on opioid use and chronic pain management. She is a recognized expert on health literacy, contributing to a commissioned chapter for the National Academies of Science on health literacy measurement. She served as Chair of PCORI’s Clinical Effectiveness and Decision Science (CEDS) Advisory Panel between 2015-2018. Dr. McCormack is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Gillings School of Global Public Health.
Division Vice President, Public Health Research
PhD, Health Policy and Administration, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
MSPH, Health Policy/Economics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
BA, Legal Studies/Public Health/Business Management, University of Massachusetts at Amherst.