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Lauren Sinnenberg

Junior Fellow

Lauren Sinnenberg is a fourth year medical student at the University of Pennsylvania pursuing a joint year-long research fellowship with the Penn Social Media and Health Innovation Lab and the Center for Emergency Care Policy and Research. 

Prior to joining the team, Lauren received her undergraduate degree from Williams College where she studied biology.  Her research interests lie at the intersection of social media, technology and health care. Her most recent work examined and classified how Twitter is used in public health research. 

Recently, Lauren was awarded the Masters of Science in Health Policy Research Medical Student Award in Innovation & Implementation Research for her paper entitled “Twitter as a Data Source for Health Research: A Systematic Review.”   The prize was established in 2015 and is awarded for meritorious work that demonstrates innovation or implementation in health care delivery and outcomes.

The Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation engages interdisciplinary teams to reimagine health care delivery for dramatically better value and patient outcomes.

The Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) is Penn's center for research, policy analysis, and education in health systems. Its 200 Senior Fellows analyze the medical, economic, and social issues that influence how health care is organized, financed, managed, and delivered across the U.S.

We are passionate about pursuing impactful research and eager to explore opportunities that will enable a culture of social media and health innovation at Penn, Penn Medicine, and beyond.  Have an idea for a project?  Interested in collaboration?  Click here to learn more about how to contact us.