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Lauren A. Smith, MD, MPH

Board Member

Having led FSG as a managing director and co-CEO for five years, Lauren A. Smith, MD, MPH is now chief health equity and strategy officer at the CDC Foundation.

Previously, Lauren served as the senior strategic advisor for the Infant Mortality Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network, a $6M federally-funded, multi-year national project to engage federal, state, and local leaders, clinical and public health professionals, and community agencies to achieve major reduction in infant mortality across the U.S. Prior to that, Lauren served as both the medical director and then the interim commissioner for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, where she successfully organized and led teams to achieve numerous policy and programmatic successes, including in the areas of obesity and chronic disease preventions, perinatal health outcomes for mothers and infants, influenza, school nutrition, and sports-related head injuries. Before joining DPH, Lauren served as a pediatric hospitalist at Boston Medical Center, where she was the medical director of pediatric inpatient services.