Associate Research Scientist, Health Behavior & Health Education; Evaluation Director, Center for Managing Chronic Disease
Dr. Laurie Lachance is an Associate Research Scientist in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and is also the Director of Evaluation for the Center for Managing Chronic Disease, a worldwide collaboration of researchers and interventionists who focus their work on building the capacity of individuals, families, communities, and health care systems to effectively prevent and manage chronic disease. She received her Ph.D. in Epidemiology and M.P.H. in Health Behavior and Health Education from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Dr. Lachance's research interests are in the prevention and management of chronic disease, focusing on evaluation research related to community-based interventions. Her research is centered on community-based evaluation in neighborhoods and environments where inequities exist related to opportunity for health and well-being.