Lauren Sauer, M.S.

Principal InvestigatorPACER

Lauren Sauer, M.S., is a research associate in the Department of Emergency Medicine and the program manager for The National Center for the study of Preparedness and Catastrophic Event Response (PACER).

Formerly, Sauer was a PACER Scholar. Upon completion of her master's degrees in Health System Preparedness and Homeland Security Management, Sauer joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2011. Sauer's research focuses primarily on post-disaster response and includes access to services, critical infrastructure protection and quality of aid following a disaster.

In addition to her role with PACER, Sauer is actively involved in research with USAID, the American Red Cross and other response organizations. She has studied and assisted in several disaster response efforts, including Hurricane Katrina, the 2009 Southern California wildfires, the 2010 Haiti earthquake, and the 2010 Pakistan earthquake. She also supported the 2010 and 2011 Continuing Promise missions in Haiti, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala and other Central and South American countries.

Sauer has spoken both nationally and internationally on a variety of disaster medicine and public health topics. She has also authored and reviewed numerous publications that focus on the post-disaster delivery of services and the role of NGOs and the Federal Government in disaster response.