Ph.D., Georgia State University
M.A., Georgia State University
B.A., Georgia State University
Lauren Stites is a senior research associate with the Georgia Health Policy Center, sitting on both the Center of Excellence for Children’s Behavioral Health and the Population and Global Health teams. She brings experience in assessment methodology, early literacy and health, and early detection of behavioral health issues.
Stites is the evaluation lead for the Georgia Apex Program, which aims to increase access to mental health care by using schools as an access point to detect and treat children’s mental health needs. Additionally, she sits on the evaluation teams for several national, multisite community health initiatives.