Lauren Dunning is a director at the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging, where she develops initiatives and strategic partnerships that elevate awareness, advance solutions, and catalyze action to promote healthy longevity and financial wellness across the life course. Before joining the Milken Institute, Professor Dunning served in key policy leadership roles over ten years at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, where she was most recently the director of Government Affairs. She has written and presented on a variety of public health policy topics related to both chronic and communicable disease prevention. Professor Dunning holds a JD from Georgetown University Law Center, a master of public health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a bachelor’s degree from George Washington University. She works at the Institute’s Santa Monica office.