Lauren is a 1st year PhD student in the Clinical Psychology program at Lakehead University. Her research centres around substance use and improving intervention effectiveness and cultural fit. Her dissertation work focuses on the predictive ability of individual level factors on treatment outcomes of Indigenous individuals in a residential substance abuse program. Her dissertation research is supervised by Dr. Mushquash. Her MA thesis was a program evaluation of a culturally adapted parent management program for First Nations youth and their families in Thunder Bay. Her work is supported by the St. Joseph’s Care Group (CAHR) Award in Applied Health Research. In her free time, Lauren enjoys hiking, bouldering, and snowboarding.