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Laura Santacrose, MPH

Laura Santacrose


Associate Director, Skorton Center for Health Initiatives


  • Bachelor of Science (BS) in Human Development from the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University
  • Master of Public Health (MPH) degree with a concentration in Social Behavior and Community Health as a David Axelrod Fellow from the University at Albany School of Public Health
  • Between these degrees, Laura worked as Cornell's first Public Health Fellow   

Professional roles:

In her current role in the Skorton Center for Health Initiatives, Laura develops, implements, and evaluates key programs, policies, and strategies associated with campus health initiatives. This includes the promotion of mental health and well-being and anti-racism resources, as well as the prevention of sexual violence, suicide, alcohol and other drug misuse, bias, and hazing.

Laura conducts epidemiological research to monitor behavioral health trends in the student population and uses these data to inform decisions related to campus health initiatives. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Laura is working closely with campus colleagues to inform behavioral modification guidelines and develop communication strategies and educational trainings to reduce the campus spread of COVID-19.

Current pursuit:

Laura is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Public Health (DrPH) through the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health. She looks forward to deepening her knowledge of the field and further developing her leadership and research skills in order to advance as a practitioner, scholar, and leader in the field of public health. 


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