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Sarah Lowe, PhD

Assistant Professor of Public Health (Social & Behavioral Sciences)

Contact Information

Sarah Lowe, PhD

Mailing Address

  • School of Public Health

    60 College Street, Room 405

    New Haven, CT 06510

    United States

Appointments

Biography

Sarah Lowe, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Yale School of Public Health, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine. Her research focuses on the long-term mental health consequences of a range of potentially traumatic events, as well as the impact of such events on other domains of functioning, such as physical health, social relationships, and economic wellbeing. Her work explores the mechanisms leading from trauma exposure to symptoms, and the role of factors at various ecological levels – from genetics to neighborhoods – in shaping risk and resilience. She uses a range of methodologies to achieve her research aims, including structural equation modeling, latent growth curve analysis, geospatial modeling, and qualitative analysis, among others. Dr. Lowe received her Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts Boston and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Psychiatric Epidemiology Training program at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral fellow
    Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health (2014)
  • Predoctoral fellow
    New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College (2012)
  • PhD
    University of Massachusetts Boston, Clinical Psychology (2012)
  • MA
    University of Massachusetts Boston, Clinical Psychology (2008)
  • AB
    Harvard University, Psychology (2003)

Activities

  • Office
    New Haven, United States 2019

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Robins/Guze Early Career AwardAmerican Psychopathological Association2021
Wendy U. and Thomas C. Naratil Pioneer AwardYale Women’s Health Research Program2020
Chancellor’s Distinguished Dissertation Award in the Social SciencesUniversity of Massachusetts Boston2013
Best Dissertation on a Topic Relevant to Community PsychologySociety for Community Research and Action (American Psychological Association Division 27)2012
Faculty Council Award for Research ExcellenceWeill Cornell Medical College2012
Beacon Award for Outstanding LeadershipUniversity of Massachusetts Boston2010

Professional Service

OrganizationRoleDate
Connecticut Governor's Council on Climate Change (GC3)Member2020 - Present
Scientific Oversight Committee, Aliso Canyon Disaster Health Research StudyMember2020 - Present

Departments & Organizations