About

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, HIV/AIDS policy, and women’s health, among other topics, for a variety of health and medical journals, including PLoS Medicine, International Journal of Women’s Health, and AIDS Care. She has worked in the policy division at the HIV Law Project and as a researcher at the Epidemiology Department at Harvard School of Public Health. She has also analyzed mental health policy under the ACA for the Vera Institute of Justice and researched the effectiveness of semi-mobile HIV clinics in rural Kenya for HealthRight International.

Sara is currently working on her first book on public health for Oxford University Press. 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.

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.