• Research Coordinator, Global WACh

Sarah Lawrence holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Winona State University in Minnesota, and master’s degree in MPH from the University of Washington Department of Global Health. She worked as a youth counselor and served with AmeriCorps as a dropout prevention liaison in rural Minnesota. While working in these positions she also co-led sexual health and youth sobriety programs in school- and community-based settings. After completing her service with AmeriCorps, she served in the Peace Corps as a Youth Development Volunteer in Morocco. She worked primarily with adolescent girls to help them work toward their educational goals and develop healthy lifestyles. She is currently working as a Research Coordinator for Dr. Donna Denno on two research projects, one investigating minimally invasive autopsies to determine cause of death among children in Malawi and the other on environmental enteric dysfunction among children in three LMICs. Sarah is interested in developing comprehensive sexual education programs as well as improving reproductive health access. She is particularly interested in working to improve women’s and adolescent health outcomes in the Middle East and North Africa.


  • MPH, University of Washington
  • BS, Winona State University
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