Laurie Kunches

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Senior Consultant, Director of Clinical Research

Boston, MA

Laureen Kunches is a nurse practitioner and health policy researcher with a 40-year career in the public and private sectors. With JSI since 1989, Laureen has specialized in applied research and evaluation, focused on HIV and other infectious diseases, and primary care delivery. Her recent work has included technical assistance on interdisciplinary care models and quality of HIV care, evaluation of disease reporting, and research on health care-associated infections. As chair of JSI’s institutional review board, she directs programs on the protection of research participants. Laureen received masters degrees in public health (Boston University) and primary care nursing (Simmons College), and has a PhD in public policy from the Heller School of Brandeis University.

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