Laura M. Louison

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

Laura Louison is a public health social worker with over fifteen years of leadership in implementation of maternal and child health, early childhood and behavioral health programs in multi-sector systems.

Laura is an Associate Director and Advanced Implementation Specialist with the National Implementation Research Network (NIRN) at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at UNC Chapel Hill. She specializes in the use of technical assistance and facilitation for public agencies and philanthropic organizations to support the use of implementation science.

Laura’s work focuses on current issues in the field: home visiting, maternal health care systems, kindergarten readiness, perinatal substance use and rural implementation. She previously served as director of the North Carolina Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program at the North Carolina Division of Public Health, where 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.

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