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Lauren L. Tingey, PhD

  • Associate Director, Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health
  • Associate Scientist

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415 N. Washington Street
Room 455
Baltimore, Maryland 21231

(410) 955-2010

Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health

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PhD, University of Amsterdam, 2016
MPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2008
MSW, University of Maryland, 2008
BS, Cornell University, 2001


I am a clinical social worker and behavioral health scientist with training in social and behavior change theory, intervention development, program evaluation and clinical practice with individuals and families. I joined the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health in 2008 and am currently an Associate Director. Since 2010 I have been leading a portfolio of research focused on developing and evaluating evidence-based interventions addressing sexual and reproductive health disparities among American Indian adolescents and young adults, specifically sexually transmitted infections, HIV/AIDS and unintended pregnancy. Recently my work has expanded to include replication of evidence-based interventions our Center has developed and evaluated to new tribal communities. My current research is conducted exclusively with reservation-based samples of American Indian youth and families in the rural Southwestern U.S. and draws on a combination of methodologies including community-based participatory approaches, qualitative research, mixed methods and implementation science. My goal is to develop interventions that are transferable to other American Indian communities and can be incorporated into existing service delivery systems.

Honors and Awards

Selected as one of nineteen researchers and practitioners from all divisions and affiliates of Johns Hopkins to present at “Hopkins on the Hill” on June 12, 2019. This event is a biennial showcase of the range, value, and impact of federally funded research and programming at Johns Hopkins University.

  • behavior change
  • evidence-based intervention
  • mental health
  • sexually transmitted infection
  • adolescent
  • qualitative research
  • social work
  • formative research
  • suicide
  • youth
  • young adult
  • sexual and reproductive health
  • psychosocial outcomes
  • health disparities
  • mixed methods
  • implementation research
  • vulnerable populations
  • cultural adaptation
  • indigenous populations
  • substance use and abuse
  • self-injury
  • teen pregnancy
  • risk and protective factors
  • community-based participatory research
  • American Indian/Alaska Native
  • Native American

Selected publications:

  • Tingey, L, Larzelere, F, Goklish, N, Rosenstock, S, Jennings Mayo-Wilson, L, Pablo, E, Goklish, W, Grass, R, Sprengeler, F, Parker, S, Ingalls, A, Craig, M, & Barlow, A. (2020). “Entrepreneurial, Economic and Social Well-Being Outcomes From an RCT of a Youth Entrepreneurship Intervention among Native American adolescents.” International Journal of Environment and Public Health, Special Issue Feature Papers: Health Economics, V. 17 (2383). doi:
  • Tingey, L, Cwik, M, Chambers, R, Goklish, N, Larzelere-Hinton, F, Suttle, R, Lee, A, Alchesay, M, Parker, A, Barlow, A. (2017) “Motivators and Influences on Alcohol Use and Binge Behavior Among American Indian Adolescents: A Qualitative Exploration.” Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse. V. 26(1), 75-85. doi:
  • Tingey, L, Chambers, R, Larzelere, F, Goklish, N, Patel, H, Lee, A, & Rosenstock, S. (2019). “Predictors of responsiveness among American Indian adolescents to a community-based HIV risk-reduction intervention over 12 months.” Archives of Sexual Behavior; doi:
  • Tingey, L, Mullany, B, Strom, R, Hastings, R, Lee, A, Parker, A, Barlow, A, Rompalo, A. (2015). “Respecting the Circle of Life: One Year Outcomes from a Randomized Controlled Comparison of an HIV Risk Reduction Intervention for American Indian Adolescents.” AIDS Care. V. 27 (9), 1087-97. PMID: 25837379. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2015.1028879
  • Tingey, L, Chambers, R, Littlepage, S, Slimp, A, Lee, A, Lee, S, Melgar, L, O’Keefe, V, Craig, M, Gaydos, C, & Rompalo, A. (2020). “’Empowering Our People:’” Depression, Violence, and Sexual Risk Experiences Among Native Americans with Recent Binge Substance Use.” Ethnicity and Health; doi: 10.1080/13557858.2020.1740177.