Title: Special Programs Manager
Organization: Arizona Housing Inc. (AHI)
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Lori obtained her MPH in health policy from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Heath, and her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Palo Alto University. She currently manages special programs for Arizona Housing Inc., where she is focused on addressing chronic health issues, behavioral health concerns, and social determinants of health among extremely low-income Arizonans, She recently concluded her two-year service as a VA Quality Scholars Fellow, where she focused on national healthcare improvement efforts within the VA. Prior to her work with the VA, she was the recipient of a Philanthropy Advisory Fellowship within the Effective Altruism Center at Harvard College, where she served on a cross-disciplinary team advising large foundations on how to maximize the impact of their charitable giving. She also completed an Interdisciplinary Concentration Certification in Humanitarian Studies, Ethics and Human Rights through the Humanitarian Academy at Harvard University, focused on sector-based assistance and aid coordination.
During her academic tenure she participated in research within the Harvard Injury Control Research Center and Research Program on Children and Global Adversity, the Clinical Crises and Emergencies Research laboratory, the Palo Alto VA’s National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Abuse and Anxiety Laboratory, Stanford’s Psychophysiology Laboratory, and the University of California, Los Angeles’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. Her previous research and publications have broadly focused on policies and programs aimed at improving health care among structurally marginalized and high-risk groups in a culturally competent manner. Lori is passionate about initiatives that integrate technology, environment, and collaborative partnerships with healthcare in order to offer more comprehensive and accessible care to a broader group of individuals.