Sara Gorman, PhD, MPH is a public health specialist at a large multinational healthcare company, where she works on global mental health, increasing the quality of evidence in the global health field, and alternative funding models for global health. She has worked in a variety of public health settings, including for non-profits and the private sector, and on a variety of public health issues, including refugee health, domestic health policy, mental health in the criminal justice system, and healthcare delivery in rural Africa. She has written extensively about global health, science communication, psychology, and mental health, among other topics. She has a special interest in the psychology of healthcare decision making and the public perception of risk. Her work has appeared or been reviewed in Time, Science, Scientific American, PLoS Medicine, Psychology Today, and NPR.
Prior to her current position, Sara earned an MPH in Health Policy and Management from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and a PhD in English literature from Harvard University. She also holds a Masters in English literature from Oxford University. She graduated with a B.A. in English, Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania.
Sara currently resides in Jersey City, NJ with her husband Dr. Robert Kohen and their cat Eli Kohen. In her spare time she does crossfit and sings with the Cecilia Chorus of New York.