Sara Redd

Sara Redd, PhD MSPH

Postdoctoral Fellow

Sara began her career in public health by pursuing her MSPH in Health Policy and Health Services Research at Rollins in 2012. Following receipt of her master’s degree, she worked as a Research Associate with the Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC) at Georgia State University. Her work at the GHPC focused on assisting Georgia state agencies with policy analysis, program evaluation, technical assistance, and research activities. Although the practical experience was absolutely invaluable, she returned to Rollins in 2016 to pursue her doctoral studies in Behavioral Sciences and Health Education. Her primary focus for her doctoral studies is the intersection between sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and health policy; specifically, she is interested in evaluating health policies that serve to improve or limit access to SRH services for women and working with policymakers to better design health-promoting SRH policy. As a Georgia native, Sara is primarily focused on SRH among women in the Southeast. During her time in the BSHE doctoral program and working with RISE, she hopes to conduct original research to identify and understand the social determinants of SRH, use advanced statistical analyses to evaluate SRH and SRH policies, and—most importantly—be the link between research, policy, practice, and communities in promoting public health.

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