Lauren Dunning is a Director at the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging, where she develops strategic partnerships and initiatives that advance healthy, productive, and purposeful aging. In her role, Lauren oversees the Business Council and Academic and Policy Advisory Board, a group of global leaders from across sectors that provides advisement, expertise, and collaboration to maximize the impact of CFA’s work.
Before joining the Milken Institute, Lauren served in key policy leadership roles over ten years at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, where she was most recently the Director of Government Affairs. She has written and presented on a variety of public health policy topics related to both chronic and communicable disease prevention. Lauren holds a JD from Georgetown University Law Center, a Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a bachelor’s degree from George Washington University. She works at the Institute’s Santa Monica office.