Laura Achenbaum is responsible for overseeing all research-related activities at the RPLP. She manages the full arc of the program’s research projects, designing and implementing strategies for large-scale data collection and analysis, ensuring the completion of project outputs and outcomes, supporting manuscript development and the dissemination of findings, and pursuing future research and program funding opportunities. She works closely with and mentors RPLP students and staff, and contributes to outreach and development activities. Laura previously worked at the Baylor College of Medicine and has published on research ethics. She has a bachelor’s degree from New York University and a master’s in sociology from the University of Houston.