Immunization Education Project Manager
Lauren Dybsand is the Immunization Education Project Manager at the Center for Immunization Research and Education (CIRE) at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND. Lauren’s current role at the center includes conducting research regarding the barriers to vaccination in our state, along with developing and implementing education to address vaccine hesitancy. She has a particular interest in working with current and future healthcare professionals and providing them with tools and strategies to communicate more effectively about vaccinations with patients and caregivers.
Lauren is a life-long Fargo, ND resident. She attended Concordia College in Moorhead, MN where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and minors in Psychology and History. She received her Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from North Dakota State University with a specialization in Management of Infectious Disease. While a student in the MPH program, Lauren worked as a graduate research assistant in the CIRE and assisted on a vaccine communication project at Sanford Moorhead Pediatrics. When Lauren is not working, you will typically find her cooking or baking something new for family and friends, enjoying a new book, or doing some gardening.