Lauren Walens MA

Strategy & Communications Manager

Lauren Walens is the strategy and communications manager at PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Ms. Walens is responsible for increasing PolicyLab’s visibility and influencing the center’s impact through strategic communications. Collaborating with PolicyLab faculty and leadership, she ensures internal and external communications about PolicyLab’s work contribute to the overall mission of influencing public policy and practice. Ms. Walens also works to position PolicyLab researchers and projects in the media.

Prior to joining PolicyLab, Ms. Walens worked as the senior manager of media and public relations at the Philadelphia-headquartered American Association for Cancer Research. She has also worked as the manager of media advocacy at the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), the advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society based in Washington, D.C. Ms. Walens has an M.A. in health communication from Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. in public communication from American University. 

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