Lauren Fields is originally from St. Louis, Missouri. She graduated from Harvard College in 2014 with a B.A. in Psychology and joined the Cancer Outcomes Research Program (CORe) team in 2015 after assisting with research at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government for the previous year. Lauren worked with Dr. Kelly Irwin from 2015-2017 on multiple projects focused on health disparities for individuals with serious mental illness. Lauren worked with Dr. William Pirl on projects focused on the influences of mood on cancer outcomes and assisted with the annual Workshop on Methods in Supportive Oncology Research. Lauren currently attends Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and is particularly interested in exploring the intersection of mental and physical health.