Sarah Boland, MPH, is a Doctorate in Public Health (DrPH) candidate in the Department of Community & Behavioral Health. She is also a Certificate in Total Worker Health® candidate in the Department of Environment & Occupational Health, funded by the Mountain and Plains Education and Research Center. Sarah currently works as a student assistant on two research projects in the Centers for American Indian & Alaska Native Health that focus on substance use prevention in young, native populations. As a student committed to health equity and social justice, she is involved in the school-wide Inclusive Excellence Committee and the departmental Racial Justice Committee.
Prior to joining the university, Sarah worked in social and behavioral research at the NIH and in substance use prevention in local county public health. Much of her work has been in social psychology, community based practices, and mental health promotion. She holds a BA in bio-physics and Health Behavior and an MPH in leadership in practice from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.