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Lauren Kay Gooden, PhD

General Information

Lauren Kay Gooden, PhD


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  • English


  • Voluntary Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences

Research Interests

• HIV testing and prevention
• HCV prevention and treatment
• Access to care
• Program evaluation


Lauren Gooden, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University Medical Center and Voluntary Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.  She is also the Director of Columbia’s Sociomedical Sciences Miami Research Center.  Dr. Gooden has collaborated on several multi-site trials that have developed and evaluated the efficacy or effectiveness of intervention strategies to increase HIV testing, reduce HIV transmission, and increase engagement in HIV care of substance using and non-using populations. She has also participated in several provider surveys concerning HIV prevention and treatment practices.