Laura Desrochers received her Master of Public Health degree from Northeastern University. She has spent time researching the effects of a simplified medication regimen for older adults with diabetes at Joslin Diabetes Center and worked previously with the Institute for Community Health on projects measuring local public health services and capacity as well as regionalization efforts. Her research interests include healthy aging, improving the quality of life for the older adult population, and health policy and reform.
She has joined the IUHRP to assist on several projects involving health care reform and the incorporation of Community Health Workers into reimbursement models and primary care practice. Laura is also involved in the administration of the MPH program in the Department of Health Sciences.
Research Analyst, IUHRP
Coordinator of Community Initiatives, Department of Health Sciences
Munshi, M., Segal, A., Suhl, E., Ryan, C., Sternthal, A., Giusti, J., Lee, Y., Fitzgerald, S., Staum, E., Bonsignor, P., Desrochers, L., McCartney, R., Weigner, K. Assessment of Barriers to Improve Diabetes Management in Older Adults: A randomized controlled study. Diabetes Care, 2013; 36(3): 543-9. doi: 10.2337/dc12-1303
Munshi, M., Segal, A., Suhl, E., Staum, E., Desrochers, L., Sternthal, A., Giusti, J., McCartney, R., Lee, Y., Bonsignore, P., Weinger, K. Frequent Hypoglycemia Among Elderly Patients with Poor Glycemic Control. Archives of Internal Medicine. 2011; 171(4):352-364. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2010.539
Novak, V., Hu, K., Desrochers, L., Novak, P., Caplan, L., Lipsitz, L., Selim, M. Cerebral Flow Velocities During Daily Activities Depend on Blood Pressure in Patients With Chronic Ischemic Infarctions. Stroke 2010;41:61-66; published online before print as doi:10.1161/STROKEAHA.109.565556