Lauren Martin, PhD, is an associate professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Minnesota. Lauren has a background in anthropology and works with partners on collaborative and action research on transactional sex, trafficking, and community well-being. Lauren puts her scholarship into action through policy, prevention, and program development. Her research is rooted in strengths, meaning-making, and experience.
For almost 10 years, Lauren was the director of research at the University of Minnesota’s Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC). In 2016 she was the recipient of the University of Minnesota's President’s Engaged Scholar award. Lauren’s personal research mission is to co-create empirical knowledge in service of effective social change for justice, equity, and wellness for all.