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Assistant Director

Lauren El-Assad co-develops and implements the Center for Health IPE's strategic plan and oversees its daily operations. 

Lauren El-Assad works with the Director and the Executive Steering Committee to develop and implement the Center for Health IPE's (CHIPE's) strategic plan in service of its mission. She oversees CHIPE's daily operations; manages and implements the communication strategy; promotes and develops interprofessional programs and activities; sources external revenue for financial support; and connects health professionals to grow health IPE at UT. She has been a member of the UT community since she moved from Chicago to Austin in 2004, working in development and external relations where she honed her skills in program development, volunteer management, event planning, marketing, and fundraising. While working full-time at UT, Ms. El-Assad earned her MSSW at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work and became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in 2016. 

Contact Information


1710 Red River Street
Mail Code D0100
Austin, Texas 78712