Lauren Davis

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Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Santa Monica Office


M.A. in economics, Vanderbilt University; B.S. in economics, Samford University; B.A. in public administration, Samford University


Lauren Davis is a doctoral candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and an assistant policy researcher at RAND. She has an M.A. in economics from Vanderbilt University, specializing in economic development in the United States. Prior to joining RAND, she was a statistician at the Vanderbilt Center for Evaluation and Program Improvement. She also managed the Vanderbilt Data Coordinating Center which supported the data management for large-scale studies. Her research at RAND is primarily focused on poverty and child development in the United States.

Recent Projects

  • Child Welfare System Outcomes