Laura M. Louison

Laura M. Louison
Advanced Implementation Specialist
Sheryl-Mar South, Room 163
Campus Box 8185
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8185

Laura Louison, MSW, MSPH is an Associate Director of Resource & Capacity Development and Advanced Implementation Specialist with the National Implementation Research Network (NIRN) at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. In her current role, she works with state and local agencies to support the use of Active Implementation in their health and human services programs. Laura’s areas of expertise include building Active Implementation capacity, particularly in rural and frontier communities, multi-sector systems building, and intervention development.

Laura previously served as director of the North Carolina Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program at the North Carolina Division of Public Health. There, she was responsible for the implementation of the federal MIECHV program and statewide implementation of Nurse Family Partnership in collaboration with public and private stakeholders. Laura is a public health social worker with over fifteen years of experience in implementation of maternal and child health programs and quality improvement with public and non-profit agencies.

Areas of Expertise:
Evidence-Based Practices
Implementation Science
Systems Change
Technical Assistance
Curriculum Vitae:
• MSPH, Maternal and Child Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
• MSW, Social Work, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
• BA, English Literature, Swarthmore College