Program Associate, NCCPHT
Lauren Milliken, MSW, MPH, is a Program Associate for the National Coordinating Center for Public Health Training (NCCPHT) at the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI). In this role, she assists on projects related to performance improvement, workforce development, data modernization, legal epidemiology, and health equity training.
Her interest in public health started as a Social Work graduate student at the University of Georgia (UGA). Here, she learned about social work principles such as rapport building, community engagement, and social justice, all concepts instrumental in approaching public health concerns. Her MSW internship was at the Center for Leadership in Disability. She worked on research contributing to independent, self-determined, inclusive, and productive lives for people with disabilities and their families. While pursuing a secondary Master’s in Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology, she worked as a COVID-19 Epidemiology Surge Staff at the Georgia State Department of Public Health on case investigations and data management. Other research includes work on sexual and gender minority health disparities and women’s access to reproductive care in GA.