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Laura Cartwright, Ph.D.

Laura Cartwright

Director of Research

As Director of Research, Laura Cartwright leads the multidisciplinary Research Department in harnessing data and conducting data analysis to inform OPTN policy development and evaluation. In addition, Cartwright leads her department in collaborating with internal and external partners in non-OPTN research work, including executing on UNOS ideas and products and supporting external partners in research consulting, such as with SimUNetSM behavioral testing tools.

Prior to joining UNOS as a manager for Research, Cartwright held research positions at the McGuire Research Institutes and Virginia Commonwealth University. Cartwright earned a BA in psychology from the University of Virginia and a Master of Public Health and a Ph.D. in behavioral science from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine.

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