Lara M.J. Lorenzetti, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Health Policy and Management


Lara M.J. Lorenzetti, PhD is an Associate Scientist in the Behavioral, Epidemiological, and Clinical Sciences division at FHI 360. Her research focuses primarily on integrated approaches that improve the health and economic well-being of families in low- and middle-income countries, with an emphasis on household economic strengthening, social inclusion, and women’s empowerment.

At FHI 360, Dr. Lorenzetti is responsible for the design and implementation of mixed-methods studies and has experience with program evaluation, econometric methods, systematic reviews, qualitative approaches, and policy analysis.

Prior to joining FHI 360, Dr. Lorenzetti worked on USAID-funded projects that promoted improved health policy, financing, governance, and evaluation.

Dr. Lorenzetti received her PhD in Health Policy and Management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her BS in International Health from Georgetown University.

Representative Courses

HPM 951 - Literature Review and Appraisal


  • BS, International Health, Georgetown University, 2009
  • PhD, Health Policy and Management, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2016