Sarah is responsible for providing expertise in patient reported outcomes and the social determinants of health for IMPAQ Strategy. Her experience providing clinical services to young children and families in outpatient and school based settings has galvanized her to ensure that research drives policy and practice and as such, she has extensive experience with community based participatory research and utilization focused evaluation.
Sarah is a seasoned researcher, having lead large grants from the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). She uses qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods approaches. In addition, she has created many data sharing systems, which track individual child data for longitudinal research purposes. She has developed both in-person and online professional development modules for practitioners, policymakers and families.
Before joining IMPAQ, Sarah was a Director at the University of Maryland, School of Social Work, a project coordinator at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine and a consultant to the Maryland State Department of Education. She holds a Master of Social Work in Health Specialization from the University of Maryland; a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Towson University, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Colorado State University.