Laura Pegram is a director on the Drug User Health team. Laura works across NASTAD teams to ensure a drug user health perspective is meaningfully incorporated into our efforts and to improve health outcomes for people who use drugs. She provides technical assistance to state health departments and promotes state and local reforms shown to improve drug user health. Laura has spent the last decade working as a harm reduction service provider, consultant, and advocate in New Orleans, Colorado, Massachusetts, and North Carolina, and DC. She holds Master’s degrees in Social Work and Public Health from Tulane University in New Orleans and a B.A. in Cross-cultural Relations from Simon’s Rock College of Bard.