Credentials: PhD Student
Position title: Research Trainee: Health Services Research
Website: NCBI Publications
Sarah has a Bachelor of Arts in psychology with a minor in biology from Beloit College, and she is currently pursuing a PhD in population health sciences at UW-Madison. As a graduate student research assistant, Sarah contributes to a number of projects at CHDR, including assisting the ADI technical team and evaluating the exposure to lifecourse neighborhood disadvantage in our study cohorts. She is currently working on her dissertation which examines the impact of lifecourse neighborhood disadvantage on vascular brain injury found in CHDR’s brain bank cohort.
Sarah worked under Dr. Kind as a research specialist for two years prior to starting her PhD in 2018, and she has had the privilege to watch the team and CHDR grow ever since. In her research specialist role, Sarah coordinated a randomized control trial of transitional care for older adults with dementia. Speaking with patients and their caregivers inspired her to pursue her PhD and to continue working with CHDR to eliminate health disparities in these populations.