Lauren Smith, MS, MPH

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M6116 SPH II
1415 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor MI 48109
laumarie@umich.edu

Education

  • MPH, Environmental Health Sciences (Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology), 2016-2018, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI
  • MS, Biomedical Engineering, 2011-2012, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
  • BS, Biomedical Physics, 2008-2011, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
  • AS, Applied Sciences, 2006-2008, Alpena Community College, Alpena, MI

Work Experience

  • Research Area Specialist Intermediate, 2019-present, University of Michigan School of Public Health Environmental Health Sciences, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Research Associate I, 2018, University of Michigan School of Public Health Environmental Health Sciences, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Research Specialist I, 2016-2018, University of Michigan School of Public Health Department of Epidemiology Center of Midlife Science, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Research Specialist II, 2016, University of Michigan Health System Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Orthopaedic Research Labs, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Research Lab Specialist Intermediate, 2012-2016, University of Michigan Health System Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Orthopaedic Research Labs, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Research Lab Assistant, 2011, Wayne State University Physics Department, Detroit, MI
  • Customer Service Representative, 2009-2012, Home Depot Measurement Service, Oak Park, MI
  • Crew Member, 2008-2009, Wendy’s, Westland, MI
  • Accounting Assistant, 2004-2008, Panel Processing Inc., Alpena, MI

Publications (*co-first authors)

  • Yohannessen K, Pinto-Galleguillos D, Parra D, Agost A, Valdes M, Smith L, Galen K, Arain A, Rojas F, Neitzel RL, Ruiz-Rudolph P. Health assessment of electronic waste worker in Chile: study design and participant characterization. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2019. 16.3.
  • Mathis NJ, Adaniya EN, Smith LM, Robling AG, Jepsen KJ, Schlecht SH. Differential mechanical properties of two inbred mouse strains to administration of a sclerostin neutralizing antibody during growth. PLoS One. Apr 2019. 4:14.4.
  • Xin F*, Smith LM*, Susiarjo M, Bartolomei MS, Jepsen KJ. Endocrine disrupting chemicals, epigenetics, and skeletal system dysfunction: exploration of links using bisphenol A as a model system. Environmental Epigenetics. Jan 2018. 4.2.
  • Schlecht SH, Ramcharan MA, Yang Y, Smith LM, Bigelow EMR, Nolan BT, Moss DE, Devlin MJ, Jepsen KJ. Differential adaptive response of growing bones from two female inbred mouse strains to voluntary cage wheel running. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research Plus. Jan 2018. 2.3.
  • Schlecht SH, Smith LM, Ramcharan MA, Bigelow EMR, Nolan BT, Mathis NJ, Cathey A, Manley Jr E, Menon R, McEachin RC, Nadeau JH, Jepsen KJ. Canalization leads to similar whole bone mechanical function at maturity in two inbred strains of mice. Journal of Bone and Minearl Research. May 2017. 32.5:1002-1013.
  • Khoury BM, Bigelow EMR, Smith LM, Schlecht SH, Scheller EL, Andarawis-Puri N, Jepsen KJ. The use of nano-computed tomography to enhance musculoskeletal research. Connective Tissue Research. Feb 2015. 5.2:106-19.
  • Smith LM, Bigelow EM, Nolan BT, Faillace ME, Nadeau JH, Jepsen KJ. Genetic perturbations that impair functional trait interations lead to reduced bone strength and increased fragility in mice. Bone. Oct 2014. 67:130-38.
  • Smith L, Bigelow EM, Jepsen KJ. Systematic evaluation of skeletal mechanical function. Current Protocols in Mouse Biology. Jun 2013. 3:39-6

Honors and Awards 

  • Summer Travel/Project Grant Award, Office of Global Public Health, University of Michigan School of Public Health, ($3,400), 2017
  • Summer Travel/Project Grant Award, President’s Advisory Committee on Labor Standards and Human Rights (PACLSHR), University of Michigan, ($5,500), 2017
  • Dow Distinguished project aware for sustainability project with Kiwanis-Ann Arbor ($5,000), 2017-2018
  • Dean’s Merit Scholarship, University of Michigan School of Public Health, 2016-2018
  • University of Michigan Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering, National Institute of Occupational Health and Safety Fellowship, 2016-2018
  • Physics Department Merit Scholarship, 2010-2011
  • Full tuition scholarship via NJCAA Women’s Basketball, 2006-2008

Poster Abstracts/Presentations

  • Smith LM, Galen K, Sayler S, Ruiz-Rudolph P, Neitzel R. Evaluation of self-reported health, noise, and hearing metrics in electronic waste recyclers in Chile. Changing the Global E-waste Cycle Symposium. Ann Arbor, MI. 2018.
  • Mathis NJ, Adaniya EN, Smith LM, Schlecht SH, Robling AG, Jepsen KJ. Differential response to a sclerostin neutralizing antibody between two inbred mouse strains. Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society (ASBMR). San Diego, CA. 2017.
  • Sartori EM, Carvalho LM, Zutin EA, Mendonca D, Smith L, Vasconcellos L, Jepsen K, Krebsbach PH, Mendonca G. Effect of nanoscale titanium topography on osseointegration in vivo. IADR/AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition. San Francisco, CA. 2017.
  • Nakkula RW, Smith LM, Bigelow EMR, Nolan BT, Ramcharan MA, Vedolich K, Thompson C, Jepsen KJ. Secular changes in sexual dimorphism of deer mice over 85 years. Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS). Orlando, FL. 2016.
  • Schlecht SH, Smith LM, Yang Y, Bigelow EMR, Cathey A, Nolan BT, Ramcharan M, Manley E, Devlin MJ, Nadeau JH, Jepsen KJ. Looking beyond targeted perturbation models: Wnt signaling and the natural variation in bone mechanical function. Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Societ (ORS). Orlando, FL. 2016.
  • Smith LM, Susiarjo M, Bartolomei MS, Jepsen KJ. Multi-generational effects of Bisphenol-A (BPA) on bone structure and function are sex dependent. 37th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research. Seattle, WA. 2015
  • Schlecht SH, Smith LM, Bigelow EMR, Cathey A, Nolan BT, Devlin MJ, Nadeau JH, Jepsen KJ. Significant alternations in gene expression within the Wnt pathway contribute to the natural variation in bone mechanical function. 37th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR). Seattle, WA. 2015.
  • Schlecht SH, Smith LM, Bigelow EMR, Cathey A, Ramcharan M, Manley E, Nadeau JH, Jepsen KJ. Significant alternations in gene expression within the Wnt pathway contribute to the natural variation in bone mechanical function. 45th International Sun Valley Workshop. Sun Valley, ID, 2015.
  • Smith LM, Bigelow EMR, Nolan BT, Faillace M, Nadeau JH, Jepsen KJ. Genetic regulation of skeletal robustness. 36th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR). Houston, TX. 2014
  • Smith LM, Bigelow EMR, Nolan BT, Faillace M, Nadeau JH, Jepsen KJ. Studying bone as a complex adaptive system may help identify QTLs that regulate strength. 35th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR). Baltimore, MD. 2013.

Professional and Service Activities

  • Memberships
    • American Industrial Hygiene Association, 2018-present
    • President’s Advisory Committee on Labor Standards and Human Rights (PACLSHR), University of Michigan, 2017-2019
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee, University of Michigan School of Public Health Department of Environmental Health Sciences, 2017-2018.
    • Environmental Health Student Assembly (EHSA), University of Michigan School of Public Health Department Environmental Health Sciences, 2016-2018
    • Public Health Sustainability Initiative (PHSI), University of Michigan School of Public Health, 2016-2018
    • Planet Blue Ambassador, University of Michigan, 2014-present
    • Society of Physics Students, Wayne State University, 2009-2011
  • Volunteer
    • Honduras Health Clinic Data Analyst, 2018-present
    • Humane Society of Huron Valley, 2013-2016

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