Laura Faherty is an associate physician policy researcher at the RAND Corporation and an assistant professor of pediatrics at the Boston University School of Medicine. Prior to joining RAND, she was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania.
A board-certified, practicing pediatrician with a public health and health services research background, Faherty is interested in maternal-child health, pandemic preparedness and response, and vaccine policy. Her research has focused on stigmatized conditions in the perinatal period (including opioid use in pregnancy and perinatal depression); science preparedness for pregnant women and children; and pediatric and adolescent vaccine decision-making. She completed her residency and chief residency in pediatrics at Boston Medical Center and Boston Children's Hospital. Faherty received her B.A. in history of science from Princeton University, her M.D. and M.P.H. in global epidemiology from Emory University, and her M.S. in health policy research from the University of Pennsylvania.
Faherty, LJ; Hantsoo, L; Appleby, D; Sammel, M; Bennett, I; Wiebe, DJ. , "Movement Patterns in Women at Risk for Perinatal Depression: Use of a Mood-Monitoring Mobile Application in Pregnancy. ," Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association., 24(4), 2017
Laura Johnson Faherty, Charlene Wong, Jordyn Feingold, Robert Town, Evan Fieldston, Rachel Werner. , "Pediatric Price Transparency: Still Opaque in 2015 and Opportunities for Improvement," Hospital Pediatrics, 7(10), 2017
Enlow, E, Faherty LJ, Wallace-Keeshen, S, Martin AE, Shea, JA, Lorch SA, "Perspectives of low socioeconomic status mothers of premature infants," Pediatrics, 139(3), 2017
Faherty, LJ, Rasmussen, SA, and Lurie, N, "A Call for Science Preparedness for Pregnant Women in Public Health Emergencies," American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2016
Laura J. Faherty, Benjamin French, Alexander Fiks, "Gender of the Clinician, Child, and Guardian and the Association with Receipt of Routine Adolescent Vaccines," Journal of Adolescent Health, 59(1), 2016
Faherty, LJ, Rasmussen, SA, and Lurie, N, "Planning for Research on Children During Public Health Emergencies," Pediatrics, 137(2), 2016
Faherty, L.J., Doubeni, C.A, "Unintended Consequences of Screening for Ebola," American Journal of Public Health, 105(9), 2015
Faherty, L.J., Matone, M., Passarella, M., Lorch S., "Mental Health of Mothers of Infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and Prenatal Opioid Exposure ," Maternal and Child Health Journal, 2018 (forthcoming)