Tufts Initiative for the Forecasting and Modeling of Infectious Diseases
Tufts Initiative for the Forecasting and Modeling of Infectious Diseases

Brianna Lauren | MS ’22, MPH ’22

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• MPH, 2022, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Medicine, Tufts University
• MS, 2022, Nutrition Epidemiology and Data Science, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University
• BS, 2018, Human Biology, Health, and Society, Cornell University

Research Interests
• Applying simulation disease modeling to nutrition policy analysis
• Analyzing cost-effectiveness of Food is Medicine programs  and other strategies to reduce cardiometabolic disease burden in the U.S.

Research Highlights

Project lead, Food Policy Review and Intervention Cost-Effectiveness (

PI: Dariush Mozaffarian, MD, DrPH

Programmer and Project Administrator, Esophageal Cancer Working Group, Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network (

PI: Chin Hur, MD, MPH

Publications and Presentations
  • Lee M*, Lauren B*, Zhan T, Cho J, Klebanoff MJ, Abu Dayyeh BK, Taveras E, Corey KE, Kaplan LM, Hur C (2019). The cost-effectiveness of pharmacotherapy and lifestyle intervention in the treatment of obesity. Obesity Science & Practice 6(2): 162-170.
  • Lauren B, Ostvar S, Silver E, Ingram M, Oh A, Kumble L, Laszkowska M, Chu JN, Hershman DL, Manji G, Neugut AI, Hur C (2020). Cost-effectiveness analysis of biomarker-guided treatment for metastatic gastric cancer in the second-line setting. Journal of Oncology. doi: 10.1002/osp4.390.
  • Omidvari AH, Ali A, Hazelton WD, Kroep S, Lee M, Naber SK, Lauren BN, Ostvar S, Richmond E, Kong CY, Rubenstein JH, Lansdorp-Vogelaar I, Luebeck G, Hur C, Inadomi J (2019). Optimizing management of patients with non-dysplastic and low-grade Barrett’s esophagus: a comparative modeling analysis. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology 18(9): 1961-1969. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2019.11.058.
  • Lauren BN (2019). Cost-Effectiveness of Cytosponge® Surveillance Following Endoscopic Eradication Therapy. CISNET Annual Meeting. National Cancer Institute. Rockville, Maryland. (Oral presentation).
  • Communication Leader, Tufts Chapter of the American Statistical Association, 2020
Honors and Awards
  • MS Scholarship, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, 2020-2022
Teaching Experience
  • Principles of Biochemistry. Undergraduate course, Cornell University. Teaching Assistant (Fall 2017)