Laura K. Davie, Project Director, Institute for Health Policy and Practice

Laura Davie

Interim Director / Co-director Center on Aging and Community Living
Phone: (603) 862-3682
Office: UNH CHHS Institute for Health Policy and Practice, Hewitt Hall Suite 202, Durham, NH 03824
Pronouns: She/her/hers

Laura Davie is the Interim Director at the Institute for Health Policy and Practice (IHPP), where she also serves as the Director of the Long Term Care and Aging focus area. Additionally, Laura is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Center on Aging and Community Living (CACL).

Since her tenure began at IHPP in 2005, Laura has contributed significantly to various areas within the organization. Her responsibilities include providing leadership, project management, facilitation, and evaluation across multiple projects focused on person-centered options for older adults, aimed at supporting them to live and age in communities of their choice. These projects involve numerous partnerships with organizations such as the NH Department of Health and Human Services, Endowment for Health, US DHHS Administration for Community Living, ServiceLink Aging and Disability Resource Center Network, and various other New Hampshire community-based organizations.

Some notable projects that Laura has been involved in include the NH Aging and Disability Resource Center Program, NH No Wrong Door System of Access Program, NH Balancing Incentive Program, Department of Labor DirectConnect Project, and the Citizen’s Health Initiative.

In her commitment to equity and combating bias, Laura participated in the Endowment for Health’s 2017 Leadership Learning Exchange for Equity program, which served as a pivotal moment in her journey to unpack bias and promote equity. Following this experience, she played a key role in establishing the UNH College of Health and Human Services Committee on Ethnicity and Race Equity, as well as IHPP’s Equity Committee.

Laura's dedication to public health is further demonstrated through her involvement as a New Hampshire Public Health Association Board Member from 2009 to 2016, where she also served as Vice President from 2011 to 2015. Additionally, she contributed her expertise to the Tri-State Learning Collaborative on Aging’s Advisory Board for ten years.


  • M.A., Political Science, University of New Hampshire
  • B.S., Health Services Administration, University of New Hampshire
  • A.S., Physical Therapy, Becker Junior Coll