Laura Fleszar

Laura Fleszar

Laura Fleszar, MPH, is a Researcher at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. Laura has experience managing inpatient and outpatient clinical trials for cardiovascular disease and has worked extensively in the health and education nonprofit space. In her current role, she works with the cardiovascular disease team on health disparities projects. Her research interests include health policy, social determinants of health, and statistical modeling. Laura received her MPH in Epidemiologic and Biostatistical Methods from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. She received her BA in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.


Risk of death related to pregnancy and childbirth more than doubled between 1999 and 2019 in the US

By: , , and - August 21, 2023

Black women were more likely to die during pregnancy or soon after in every year from 1999 through 2019, compared with Hispanic, American Indian and Alaska Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander and white women. That is a key finding of our recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. […]