Dr. Laura Packel is the Research Director for the McCoy Research Group at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology. In this role, she applies her expertise in health policy through designing and implementing policy-relevant research. Dr. Packel’s work marries novel implementation science approaches with rigorous impact evaluation to improve the sexual and reproductive health of vulnerable populations in low-resource settings. Specifically, her research interests are behavioral economics and HIV prevention, application of Implementation science design and methods to robust impact evaluations of sexual and reproductive health interventions for vulnerable populations, and designing PrEP and PrEP delivery systems to optimize uptake and retention.