Lauren J. Van Scoy, MD

Lauren J. Van Scoy, MD
Employed by Penn State Health
Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

Academic Appointments

Professor, Department of Medicine
Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences

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Professional Education


Medical School, Drexel University College of Medicine - 2006


Fellowship, Pulmonary, Crit Care Hahnemann University Hospital - 2013


Residency, Internal Medicine Hahnemann University Hospital - 2010

Research Interests

  • Advance care planning
  • End-of-life care
  • Implementation science
  • Medical decision making
  • Patient- and family-centered care
  • Qualitative and mixed methods research

Academic Interests

  • Communication
  • Critical care
  • Family-centered care


  • 2012: TEDMED Front Line Scholar
  • 2015: Parker B. Francis Fellowship Career Development Award
  • 2016: Junior Faculty Clinical Research Award
  • 2020: Outstanding Collaborative Research Team award (Penn State)
  • 2021: Jo Rae Wright Award for Scientific Excellence (Parker B. Francis)
  • 2021: Outstanding Community Engaged Researcher award (Penn State)