Sarah is a PhD Candidate at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. An experienced social worker, she has worked in both home hospice and inpatient palliative care settings. Straddling public health, health policy, and clinical care, Sarah's research aims to improve the quality of palliative and end-of-life care using both quantitative and qualitative methods. She is particularly interested in conducting work that will impact populations traditionally underserved by palliative care (i.e. racial/ethnic minorities, non-malignant disease, rural, low-income). Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals including the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Association, and covered in press outlets such as The New York Times and NPR.
Place of Death for Individuals With Chronic Lung Disease Chest (03/2020)
Trends and Factors Associated with Place of Death for Individuals with Dementia in the United States. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (02/2020)
Changes in the Place of Death in the United States The New England Journal of Medicine (12/2019)
Trends in Place of Death for Individuals With Cardiovascular Disease in the United States. J Am Coll Cardiol (10/2019)