Bringing a Pediatrician's Perspective to Philanthropy

Lauren Smith Joins the Business of Giving Podcast
Dec 2, 2019 8:30 AM ET

This edition of the Business of Giving features Lauren Smith, co-CEO of consulting firm FSG. Formerly Foundation Strategy Group, its goal is to facilitate impact on complex social problems by encouraging collaboration across multiple sectors and perspectives. Smith, a pediatrician, particularly likes to focus on the well-being of communities.

"I think one of the things that the field now understands in a much deeper way is what people call the social determinants of health or the structural determinants of health," she says. "So much of what drives health people bring with them before they even get into the clinical setting. So that’s where they live, where they go to school. Do they have access to grocery stores? Are they living in a food desert?"

Listen to the podcast, which is hosted by Denver Frederick, or read the transcript.