Lauren Brown is a Research Associate at Mississippi State University’s Social Science Research Center. She received her B.A. in Sociology and her B.S. in Psychology from Mississippi State in December of 2023. Her primary research interests include social determinants of physical and mental health, LGBT+ health and life outcomes, racial disparities in health and life outcomes, ADHD and Autism assessment, and impacts of AI and social media use. Her undergraduate honors thesis examined barriers to mental healthcare among college students using an intersectional approach.