Lauren Stephanie Chernick

Dr. Chernick is a pediatric emergency medicine physician board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine with a Masters of Biostatistics from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. She has dedicated her career to both the clinical care of children and the study of how to improve the health of high-risk adolescents who present for care to the emergency department (ED). Her specific research focus is improving adolescent sexual and reproductive health in the ED setting. Specifically, she designs and tests innovative and engaging mobile health platforms. As an investigator, she has extensive experience with qualitative and quantitative data analysis, user-centered design, digital health and ED-based trials.

Research Interests

Health inequities
Sex education
Sexually transmitted infections
Teen pregnancy
Unintended pregnancy