Lauren Szczygiel, PhD

Qualitative Research Analyst


Lauren is a Qualitative Analyst at the Center for Healthcare Outcomes and Policy (CHOP). She earned her PhD in Sport and Exercise Psychology at Michigan State University, where she focused on issued of equity and access. Her early work was strongly influenced by Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) and her dissertation examined barriers and facilitators to sport and physical activity for young girls of color in Detroit. After her PhD, Lauren’s research at the University of Michigan focused on exploring career development, gender issues, and women’s representation in science and academic medicine. Currently at CHOP, her research focus is split between an exploration of QoL of life for patients with peripheral artery disease, and quality in hospital consolidation