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Sarah Horwitz, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Public Health (Health Policy) and Associate Professor in the Child Study Center



Sally Horowitz served as head of the Division of Health Policy and Administration and is a professor emeritus of public health. She was among the first to bring rigorous analytic methods to the study of psychosocial influences on the functional outcomes of vulnerable children. Horwitz has also been a leader in transforming her research into improved pediatric practice and policies. Dr. Horwitz has conducted several intervention evaluations including: (1) an evaluation of information technology training and an intensive case management intervention for an HRSA–sponsored Community Access Project grant; (2) 18-month outcomes under Connecticut’s Welfare Reform Experiment; (3) the impact on children’s functioning of a multidimensional assessment designed specifically for children entering foster care; and (4) the effect on diagnosis and management of psychosocial problems by primary care pediatricians of a web-based tool to gather developmental, emotional and behavioral data from parents.

She has been involved in a number of projects examining critical issues in the implementation of evidence-based practices in mental health and child welfare systems, including the IDEAS study and The Adoption of Innovations.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Yale University (1984)

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