Lauren Clark, RN, PhD, FAAN

Lauren Clark, RN, PhD, FAAN

Professor and Shapiro Family Endowed Chair in Developmental Disability Studies

Lauren Clark describes her research as a series of studies geared to advancing quality of nursing care and quality of life for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Her research team created a survey of health-related quality of life for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. They also developed a research-based library of videos about what to expect when you’re parenting a newborn with a developmental disability.

After joining the UCLA School of Nursing, she worked with faculty to revamp admissions processes to be more inclusive of students with disabilities. She teaches health policy to graduate nursing students and makes it a point to highlight disability policy. Carework: Disability Justice and Healthcare, is a new course offered jointly by Disability Studies and Nursing programs at UCLA. She is excited to partner with the Tarjan Center to forge new alliances with individuals with disabilities, agencies, and policymakers to increase access to high-quality nursing care.

Contact Details:
lclark@sonnet.ucla.edu

School of Nursing
700 Tiverton, Factor Building
Los Angeles, CA 90095