Over the past 20 years Dr. Lauren Casey has worked professionally with several regional, national and international organizations committed to the reduction of health inequalities in society. She has created, developed and delivered successful government-funded harm reduction programs, and has been the recipient of several awards for her contribution to the betterment of health and wellbeing of individuals working in the sex industry. As a recognized expert on the sex industry, she has published numerous academic book chapters and scholarly articles on the subject.
While working on her PhD she was the successful recipient of two major doctoral scholarship awards — the Centre for Addictions Research of British Columbia and the Integrated Mentorship Program in Addictions Research Training (IMPART). She was also past nominee of the prestigious Trudeau doctoral scholarship award.
In the United States, Dr. Casey has developed programs and services for incarcerated women and has delivered workshops to women and youth at a variety of detention centers and federal and state prisons throughout California. She was also an invited guest speaker at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), the American Society of Criminology and the Academic Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health held in Boston, MA.
Lauren currently lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband. She is currently working as an international recovery coach, providing interventions, case management, and sober coaching for a variety of high-profile celebrities, business owners, executives and their families. She is also writing her memoir, expected to be published in 2021.