Lauren Stralo

Media Relations Specialist
Office of Communications and Public Affairs
(610) 758-3969

Lauren Stralo is a media relations specialist in the Office of Communications and Public Affairs. In addition to assisting with media outreach at Lehigh, she writes stories for the university's online news site.

She joined Lehigh’s staff in 2014 after working as a web content editor. Her experience includes writing for several travel publications including National Geographic’s award-winning Intelligent Travel blog. She spent four months living in Dublin, Ireland her junior year of college, and was given the opportunity to write for her school’s travel blog as well.

Stralo holds a B.A. in visual communications and international studies from The Pennsylvania State University.

Locally Grown Produce: Are Buyers Willing to Forgo Quality?

Phillip Coles, professor of practice in management, is among researchers who tested whether buyers would accept East Coast broccoli varieties with differing flower-bud size. 

Sirry Alang: People Ordered into Mental Health Care Less Likely to Perceive it as Helpful

Study explores pathways to mental health services and perceptions about the effectiveness of treatment.

Judith Lasker Co-authors Study on Medical Mission Guidelines

Study tries to address criticisms of short-term global health activities.

New Psychology Studies Predict Likeliness of Belief in Conspiracy Theories

Major social change can motivate compensatory endorsement of conspiracy beliefs or theories, researcher says.

Religious Identity and Creative Expression

Jodi Eichler-Levine explores material culture and what it means to be Jewish through the objects that Jews create.

Sustainable Trade? New study by Mark Noble Links Chocolate Production to Loss of Forests

Study finds that the higher the concentration of cocoa exports, the more elevated the rates of deforestation.

Fair Trade? New Study by Kelly Austin Exposes Unequal Exchange in Coffee Trade

New research led by Kelly Austin, associate professor of sociology at Lehigh, explores unequal exchange in the coffee industry

Signaling Behavior in College Admissions

A team of Lehigh economists finds on-site contacts can increase probability of admission.

Kelly Austin Study Links Loss of Forests and Malaria

New study led by Lehigh's Kelly Austin builds on evidence that human-induced changes to the natural environment are amplifying malaria transmission.

Study: Role of Unemployment in Predicting Female HIV Rate

Kelly Austin, associate professor of sociology, publishes study on 'Trading Sex for Security: Unemployment and the Unequal HIV Burden Among Young Women in Developing Nations.' 

Silencing a 'Silent Killer' of Women

Kelly Austin’s research into household air pollution examines how gender inequality makes women more susceptible to its ill effects.

Civilizing Blame

New psychology research finds that society can civilize punishment by learning a perpetrator's unfortunate history.

Lehigh Unveils Sustainability Plan 2020

The plan establishes a long-term vision for campus-wide sustainability practices.

Study: Academic Culture Drives Women out of STEM Majors

New study co-authored by assistant professor of sociology focuses on STEM retention and attrition among college women.

Live-streaming crime: How will Facebook Live challenge privacy law?

Study examines legal right to record, live stream in public places. 

Examining Depression in African Americans

Sirry Alang explores how African Americans perceive depression.  

Testing the boundaries of journalism

Students conduct an independent study of sensor journalism.

‘On Race and Time’

New research led by Gordon Moskowitz illustrates that race affects time perception.

Religious leaders show support for LV Muslims

About 20 prominent Lehigh Valley religious leaders attended a news conference at Lehigh's Packer Chapel.

ISE faculty organize international conference in Philadelphia

Annual meeting of the leading organization for operations research draws 5,600.