Lauren is an Instructor and PhD candidate in the Department of Communication, College of Communication & Information. She studies heath and strategic communication. Prior to joining the department, Lauren worked as a research associate on two social marketing projects aimed at improving fruit and vegetable intake among low-resource Kentuckians for the Nutrition Education Program. Lauren also worked as a clinical dietitian at UK Good Samaritan Hospital for 2 years before that. She has a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics as well as a Master of Science in Dietetic Administration; both from the University of Kentucky.
Lauren is married to James Roberson, a mechanical engineer. Lauren and James live in Lexington, KY with their pug Winston & chug Hank.