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Lauren Mattox
Director of State and Federal Training and Technical Assistance

Lauren Mattox is a seasoned project leader with more than 15 years of experience managing complex human services projects. She brings extensive experience in developing and implementing outcome-oriented strategies for couples, individuals, and youth and providing evaluation and program implementation support to sites in large-scale evaluations. Mattox provides strategic leadership and direct training and technical assistance (TTA) for Public Strategies’ federal and state work across healthy marriage, responsible fatherhood, and youth programs. She has developed and coordinated family-strengthening programs, provided customized TTA to federal grantees and state and federal organizations, and collaborated with research firms to study methods and strategies around implementation science and creating innovative tools to increase the uptake of evidence-based practice.


Most recently she led a team of technical assistance (TA) providers, supplying evaluation support for the Sexual Risk Avoidance Education National Evaluation (SRAENE) project. Additionally, Mattox worked closely with SRAENE project leads to develop several co-regulation products and resources for youth organization and practitioners looking to embed co-regulation practices. Past projects include leading evaluation support and TTA to multiple grantee sites through the Strengthening the Implementation of Marriage and Relationship Programs (SIMR) study. Additionally, Mattox provided site evaluation and recruitment support as a part of the Strengthening Relationship Education and Marriage Services (STREAMS) Evaluation, where she provided TA around system building and cultural shifts, as well as using data and technology to adapt recruitment and enrollment strategies.


Previously, she coordinated programming and outreach to agencies and community groups and oversaw the TTA provided to more than 1,200 trained community volunteers through Oklahoma’s statewide Healthy Marriage Initiative. Her tenure at Public Strategies stretches back to 2006. Mattox earned her bachelor’s in business marketing from Oklahoma State University.