Sarah currently resides in Rochester, NY and enjoys serving her local community. She is the Vice President of the Board of Parenting Village, a non-profit organization that fosters the health and wellbeing of children and families. Sarah is also a member of the Local Early Intervention Coordinating Council and of the ROC the Future: Developmental Screening Community Action Network. She enjoys collaborating with community members and agency leaders aiming to improve the health and wellbeing of families with young children.
While matriculating in the doctoral program, Sarah served as the Doctoral Students Association Co-Chair from 2009 - 2010 and the Graduate Assistant to the Institutional Review Board in 2012.
Sarah plans to pursue a career in teaching and administration and at an institution that supports experiential learning and community-engaged research and service projects.
Research and Scholarly Interests
- Research and Scholarly Interests
- Early Childhood Policy and Legislation
- Housing Insecurity and Child and Family Wellbeing
- Institutional and Structural Barriers to Accessing Early Childhood Programs and Services
- Teaching Interests:
- Social Policy and Advocacy
- Human Behavior in the Social Environment (Communities and Groups)
- General Research Methods and Ethics
- Community-engaged Research Methods
Dissertation Title: "Access to well-child visits and Early Intervention referrals among insecurely housed children"
This project explores the relationship between housing insecurity and access to well-child pediatric visits during the first three years of a child's life. Informed by life-course theory and a push/pull framework for conceptualizing indicators of housing insecurity, this exploratory research project hopes to shed light on whether or not insecurity impacts children's access to routine medical care and opportunities for receiving referrals for extra services.
Committee Chairperson: Tom Vartanian, Ph.D.