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Laura Wheeler Poms

Laura Wheeler Poms is an Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Program Coordinator in the Department of Global and Community Health at George Mason University. She is an occupational health psychologist focusing on how an individual's work environment influences physical and mental health. Her research interests also include employee motivation and work-family balance.  Dr. Poms is a faculty fellow in the Office of Student Scholarship, Creative Activities and Research (OSCAR), which promotes undergraduate research across Mason.  She is the co-author of Understanding Epidemiology, now in its second edition, which is one of the only textbooks to focus on teaching epidemiology specifically to undergraduate students.  She is a 2018 George Mason University Teaching Excellence Award winner and a 2016 College of Health and Human Services Master Teacher Award winner.