Dr. Lauren Teverbaugh is a pediatrician and child and adolescent psychiatrist at Tulane University School of Medicine. She has a diverse background in research and work centered around social and community activism including the behavioral effects of lead poisoning on children in Kingston, Jamaica, children with perinatally acquired HIV and their families, health care disparities among the medically underserved, global health, sickle cell anemia, trauma-affected youth, and public health and policy.
She was named a clinical scholar by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to work with EmPOWER NOLA, a RWJF cohort of New Orleans healthcare professionals helping children affected by trauma. The team will develop interventions and partnerships that promote trauma-informed spaces to treat and support children living with trauma. Their goal is to unify fragmented systems of support, create trauma-informed spaces within naturally occurring social networks and connect formal pediatric mental health treatment structures with naturally occurring informal ones.
Teverbaugh’s interests include medically complex children and children with chronic medical illnesses and psychosocial dysfunction, trauma, integrated interdisciplinary care and school-based delivery of care. She utilizes an interdisciplinary treatment model that is culturally sensitive and uniquely tailored address the health needs of communities of color.
She provides patient care in community health care settings and supervision and teaching to the medical students, residents and fellows in school-based clinics.
Areas of Expertise (5)
Health Care Disparities
Childhood Trauma, Abuse and Neglect
Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar (professional)
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