About Dr. Wisk

Dr. Lauren Wisk is an Instructor in Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, a Research Associate in the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital, and affiliated faculty in the Center for Child Health Care Studies in the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute. Dr. Wisk earned her PhD in Population Health in 2013 from the University of Wisconsin and completed post-doctoral training in the Harvard-wide Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship Program in 2015.

Research Overview

Dr. Wisk's research program focuses on improving access to care, health outcomes, and quality of life for youth with chronic medical conditions. She has conducted survey-based research on health care access, utilization, and costs for children, adolescents, young adults, and their families, and possess extensive methodological expertise in analyzing 'big data' (including claims data and large survey data) and applying advanced statistical techniques to address multilevel research questions. Dr. Wisk's current research extends her background in health services research, epidemiology, and biostatistics to study health behaviors, insurance and finances, and other developmental outcomes for youth growing up with a chronic illness, particularly during adolescence and young adulthood.

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  • Large Database Research
  • Health Care Services
  • Family-Centered Outcomes
  • Behavioral Science
  • Adolescent risk behaviors
  • Children with Special Health Care Needs
  • Data analytics
  • Health Promotion & Risk Reduction
  • Health Services for Underserved Children
  • Insurance policy effects on Childrens' Health and Health Care
  • Population Medicine

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