Sara Gorman, PhD, MPH is a Project Manager at Johnson & Johnson Global Public Health, where she works on global mental health, increasing the quality of evidence in the global health field, and alternative funding models for global health. She has written extensively about global health, science communication, psychology, and mental health, among other topics. Her work has appeared or been reviewed in TIME, Science, Scientific American, PLoS Medicine, Psychology Today, The Atlantic, New York Magazine, Daily Kos, and NPR, among others.
Sara’s first book, Denying to the Grave: Why We Ignore the Facts That Will Save Us, was published by Oxford University Press in September 2016. The book examines the psychology of healthcare decision making and theorizes about public perception of risk. It includes tips for the general public about how to discriminate between valid and invalid science and pointers for public health professionals and doctors on how to communicate with people who don’t believe what science has taught us about health. A Chinese translation of the book will be released in June 2018.
Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson, Sara earned an MPH in Health Policy and Management from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and a PhD in English literature from Harvard University. She also holds a Masters in English literature from Oxford University. She graduated with a B.A. in English, Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania.