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Blockley Hall
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Phone: 215-746-2590

Laura Schmucker, MPH

Senior Project Manager

Laura Schmucker has a Master in Public Health degree focusing on global health and communication from The George Washington University and has worked on impact evaluations throughout Sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean. Prior to joining UPenn, she worked in Uganda for 5 years with Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) where she managed various research studies focusing on global health and technology, health system strengthening, maternal and newborn care and economic inclusion within refugee populations.

She is now a Senior Project Manager working with Harsha Thirumurthy and Alison Buttenheim where her work is centered around the launch and management of Indlela, a first-of-its kind HIV-focused nudge unit in South Africa, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Her role also includes supporting the strategy of the Global Health team at CHIBE, new research project development, advising on current projects and developing external briefs and communications.