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Sara Martin, M.D., M.Sc.

Harvard Medical School; Sara grew up in Fairfield, CA before moving to Massachusetts to study Biochemistry and History at Mount Holyoke College. After college she taught high school chemistry in Springfield, MA, an urban and underserved community. While teaching, Sara became passionate about ameliorating the obstacles that her students faced in achieving their full potentials. After realizing that a large proportion of these obstacles were health-related, Sara applied to medical school. While at Harvard Medical School she founded a School-Based Health Center to facilitate access to health care resources at a local high school. This effort inspired an interest in health care policy that led her to obtain a Master’s degree in Social Policy from the University of Oxford. After graduating, she spent a year working for the Health Foundation, a non-profit non-partisan health policy think tank in London. Her primary projects there were 1) designing a national quality strategy for the NHS in England and 2) a quantitative analysis of GP workforce satisfaction, coordination, and EMR use. Her professional interests are in healthcare quality and access, School-Based Health Centers, and primary care utilization. In her spare time she enjoys travelling, hiking, symphonies, and philosophical conversations over a good Pinot Noir.

Alumni Year: 2020