Alison Laffan

Alison Laffan is a Senior Research Scientist in the Health Care Department. She works on large multi-site evaluation projects for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration.

Prior to joining NORC, she managed a federally funded clinical research program at Johns Hopkins University. As an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Policy Fellow, she successfully coordinated across federal agencies and with international partners to develop policy for preparing for and responding to public health emergencies. She is an epidemiologist with extensive experience studying nosocomial infections, sleep and sleep disorders, and health of an aging population.