Health Analytics Consultant
Laurie Orell is a healthcare analyst with extensive experience in community health and prevention programs, including behavioral health, asthma, substance abuse, human trafficking, and a wide range of other public-health issues. Her focus is on analyzing and structuring the best data available for program evaluation, policy development and decision making by a variety of stakeholders.
Prior to joining McDowell Group, Laurie served as a researcher for Southcentral Foundation where she received the Living Our Values Award for her work in community-level, behavioral-health. She also worked at the Alaska Native Epidemiology Center of the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium. There, she received the Champion of Care Award for efforts to make public health data more accessible within the organization. Laurie’s public-health research has been published in several peer-reviewed journals.
Laurie holds a Masters of Public Health from Emory University and a bachelor’s in Anthropology and Latin American studies from Smith College. She is a Certified Professional in Public Health (CPH) and holds a Certificate in Geographic Information Systems from Pennsylvania State University.