Staff

Lauren Werner

Lauren Werner

Lauren is the Health Literacy Project Coordinator at Wisconsin Health Literacy. She is responsible for the organization and implementation of the project Adopting an Easy-to-Read Medication Label in Wisconsin. This program investigates the effectiveness of using patient-centered pharmacy prescription labels to improve patient understanding and proper medication use. Lauren is also the Vice Chair of the Board of the international non-profit Roots Ethiopia, which supports community-identified solutions to job creation and education. She earned a B.A. degree in History of Medicine and Public Health from Yale University, and an M.D. degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Her commitment to public community health led her to obtain her Master's in Public Health from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with a focus on health literacy and patient-centered health care.