Public Health Seminar Series:

Public Health in Action: From the Classroom to the Field by Sarah MacCarthy, Sc.D.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 2080 AIRB OCW Video Archive
Seminar Abstract

Having lived in Swaziland, Egypt, and most recently in Brazil, these experiences define who I am and the work that I do. In the classroom, I draw from my personal background and professional expertise to create formative learning opportunities where students can thrive in a safe and challenging environment. I’ll discuss the specific tools that I employ and highlight how my past and current research globally and locally provides a unique space to translate lessons from the classroom into action in the field.

Speaker Biography - Sarah MacCarthy, Sc.D.

Sarah MacCarthy, Sc.D.
Sarah MacCarthy, Sc.D. Global Health and Human Rights Fellow, University of Southern California | Postdoctoral Fellow, Brown University
Sarah MacCarthy is a postdoctoral fellow at Brown University and lecturer at the University of Southern California. She is also an instructor at Occidental College. Dr. MacCarthy’s research focuses on health services utilization among key populations. Specifically, she has spent extensive time conducting systematic mixed-methods research on HIV/AIDS services in Brazil, leading a multi-disciplinary team based at the Universidade Federal da Bahia. Dr. MacCarthy also serves as a consultant on a Ministry of Health-funded study on transgender health in Salvador and São Paulo while exploring similar issues in the US. Currently, Dr. MacCarthy is a co-investigator on a Brown/UCLA pilot study to collect qualitative and quantitative data on the health needs of sexual and gender minorities in Jackson, Mississippi. The focus of her work both globally and locally is to translate her research findings into policy and programmatic action. Dr. MacCarthy earned her masters and doctorate from the Harvard School of Public Health and is trilingual (English, Portuguese, and Spanish).

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