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Sarah Lowe, PhD

Assistant Professor of Public Health (Social & Behavioral Sciences)

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Sarah Lowe, PhD

Mailing Address

  • School of Public Health

    60 College Street, Room 405

    New Haven, CT, 06510

    United States



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. 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. She previously held an appointment in the Department of Psychology at Montclair State University, where she played a key role in developing the department’s first doctoral program.

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)


  • Office
    New Haven, United States 2019

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