Lauren Gerchow

PhD Student

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Lauren Gerchow


433 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10013
United States

Lauren Gerchow's additional information

Lauren Gerchow is a bilingual community and public health nurse and full-time first-year PhD student in the Rory Meyers College of Nursing. She received her BSN from the University of San Francisco and MS in Nursing Informatics from the University of Colorado. For her informatics practicum, Lauren developed a qualitative study to understand the user experiences and perceived helpfulness of a wearable physical activity tracker in a population of low-income, overweight and obese, English and Spanish-speaking New Yorkers. This qualitative study is a component of an ongoing mixed methods project at the NYU School of Medicine investigating factors which predict activity tracker wear, and its impact on physical activity outcomes. Previously, Lauren worked for the Nurse-Family Partnership program for six years in both Brooklyn, NYC and San Francisco, CA where she developed an interest in health services research with a focus on addressing the healthcare access and quality needs of vulnerable populations. Her primary research interest is understanding technology's role in addressing health disparities and improving care access and quality, particularly in immigrant, low-English-proficient populations.  



Gerchow, L., Tagliaferro, B., Squires, A., Nicholson, J, Savarimuthu, S., Gutnick, D., Jay, M. (2014). Latina food patterns in the United States: A qualitative metasynthesis.  Nursing Research, 63(3): 182-193. https://doi.orgr/10.1097/NNR.0000000000000030

Squires, A., Finlayson, C., Gerchow, L, Cimiotti, J. et al. (2014). Methodological considerations when translating “Burnout”.  Burnout, 1(2): 59-68


Jay, M., Gutnick, D., Squires, A., Tagliaferro, B., Gerchow, L., Savarimuthu, S., Chintapalli, S., Shedlin, M.G., Kalet, A. (2014).  “In our country tortilla doesn’t make us fat:” Dimensions and meanings of goal-setting for lifestyle change in urban Latina women. Journal of the Poor & Underserved, 25(4): 1603-1622.  


BSN, Nursing, University of San Francisco
MS, Health Care Informatics, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus College of Nursing

Community/population health

Sigma Theta Tau
Eastern Nursing Research Society