Faculty MemberLauren Polvere, PH.D.

Senior Research Scientist

E-mail: lpolvere@albany.edu
Telephone: (518)442-5157

Specialization: Developmental Psychology


Lauren joined CHSR in 2013 to work on projects in the areas of early childhood, children and family services, and youth development, including the Healthy Families New York evaluation. Prior to joining CHSR, Lauren worked as a Research Associate for the Douglas Mental Health University Institute/McGill University on projects related to mental health and homelessness. She was a member of the national research team of a large-scale, mixed methods randomized controlled trial of the Housing First approach in Canada (the At Home/Chez Soi project). Lauren has consulted on a variety of mental health and youth development initiatives focused on improving the provision of services for youth and families. She has also worked clinically with children and youth in foster care settings. Lauren has written and received grants, published in peer-reviewed journals, and presented at national and international conferences.

Lauren received a Master’s degree in Counseling and Community Psychology from Marist College and a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the Graduate Center, CUNY.