Emily Lauer, M.P.H.

Emily LauerInterim Director, CDDER
Instructor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Ms. Lauer has worked in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities for more than 12 years. She works closely with public and private disability service agencies and government organizations to help them utilize best practice approaches to health and risk surveillance as a tool for implementing targeted improvements to health and service quality. Ms. Lauer has been collecting and analyzing information on morbidity and mortality trends in people with disabilities for more than a decade. Together with Dr. Steven Staugaitis, she has co-authored the UDiscovering training courses Mortality Review and Reporting in Developmental Disabilities as well as other offerings in the Risk Management in Developmental Disabilities series.
 
Ms. Lauer has a Master's degree in Public Health focusing in Biostatistics from the UMDNJ/Rutgers School of Public Health and received Stuart D. Cook Public Health Research Award for her fieldwork in factors predicting medication errors in adults with I/DD. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Boston University.