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Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, New York, NY, Expected May 2015 Masters of Public Health, Health Policy and Management, Rosenfield Scholar in Sexual and Reproductive Health

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, May 2013 PhD, English Literature

University of Oxford, Magdalen College, United Kingdom, June 2008 Master of Studies in English Literature

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, May 2007 B.A. with Honors in English and Minor in Psychology, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa


Gorman, Sara E. and Jack M. Gorman. Denying to the Grave: Why We Ignore the Facts That Will Save Us. Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2015.

Gorman S, Currier J, Beckerman KP. Women’s issues. Comprehensive Textbook of AIDS Psychiatry: A Paradigm for Integrated Care, ed. JM Gorman, M Cohen, JM Jacobson, P Volberding, S Letendre, forthcoming 2015.

Gorman S. How can we improve global infectious disease surveillance and prevent the next outbreak? Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases 2013; 45(12): 944-947.

Gorman, S. Legal and medical bases for granting asylum in the USA to women with female genital mutilation: a systematic review. The Lancet 2013;382: 15.

Gorman, Sara E. “A new approach to maternal mortality: the role of HIV in pregnancy.” International Journal of Women’s Health 2013;5: 271-4.

Gorman, Sara. “Is disease eradication always the right path?” PLOS Speaking of Medicine (March 20, 2013), .

Gorman, Sara. “What can we learn from disease stigma’s long history?” PLOS Speaking of Medicine (November 27, 2012).

Gorman, Sara. “Culturally Sensitive Psychiatric Care for Refugees: A Reassessment.” Health and Human Rights (October 25, 2012).

Gorman, Sara. “Optimism and the HIV/AIDS Epidemic.” The Pump Handle (September 18, 2012). Also published at Center for Global Health R&D Policy Assessment blog (September 24, 2012).

Gorman, Sara. “Why the United States Needs Better Confidentiality Laws for Minors with HIV/AIDS.” PLOS Speaking of Medicine (September 4, 2012).


Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, Raritan, NJ

Global Market Access and Global Public Health Contractor, August 2014-Present

  • Analyze global public health needs and create a strategy for Janssen Global Public Health

Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, Raritan, NJ

Global Market Access and Global Public Health Intern, May-August 2014

  • Develop patient-reported outcomes strategy for a new metabolic compound
  • Develop innovative technologies and alternative financing mechanisms for Janssen Global Public Health

HealthRight International, New York, NY

International Programs Intern, June-August 2013

  • Researched and drafted grant proposals and funding reports on projects to improve maternal health and treat HIV/AIDS and malaria in Kenya and Ukraine
  • Analyzed and evaluated data from health programs in Kenya and Ukraine and prepare data for publication
  • Drafted policy recommendations for U.S. foreign health aid

Vera Institute of Justice, New York, NY

Substance Use and Mental Health Program Intern, June-August 2013

  • Researched and drafted reports and papers on the projected effects of the Affordable Care Act on substance abuse and mental health treatment for people in the criminal justice system

HIV Law Project, New York, NY

Policy Intern, June-August 2012

  • Researched and drafted policy reports and papers about the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the U.S.
  • Produced cost-benefit analyses of various domestic HIV policies and programs
  • Composed portions of amicus briefs for cases related to domestic HIV/AIDS laws and policies

National Alliance on Mental Illness, New York, NY Intern, June-August 2004

  • Spear-headed an advocacy program and focus group for mental health awareness in New York private high schools


Harvard Department of Epidemiology, Boston, MA

Research Assistant to Dr. Michelle Williams, Chair, September 2012-present

  • Develop a syllabus for an international course on mental health in Latin America
  • Research and co-author a study on sleep disorders among children with special needs in Chile

Global Health Hub

Editor and Writer, October 2012-May 2013

  • Edit entries on a major global health blog and online forum
  • Write articles and editorials about major issues in global health

Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights, Boston, MA .

Researcher, February 2012-May 2013

  • Researched and drafted articles about refugee healthcare in the U.S.
  • Developed the Center’s blog to reflect advocacy and research in the field of refugee health

Save A Mother

Social Media Blogger and Researcher, June 2011-May 2013

  • Researched and wrote articles and blog posts on maternal mortality in the developing world
  • Composed explanations of scientific articles on HIV, tuberculosis, and maternal health


Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Teaching Fellow, September 2010-December 2012

  • Led discussion sessions
  • Worked with students individually to improve writing skills and critical thinking techniques
  • Designed and executed syllabi on topics in English literature and history


English Department Medieval Colloquium, Harvard University Graduate Coordinator, 2009-2010

  • Invited and managed the visits of major scholars for a departmental speaker series
  • Handled colloquium budget

Sixth Annual Anglo-Saxon Studies Colloquium Conference, Harvard University Conference Organizer, October-February 2009-2010

  • Devised conference topic and sought paper contributions
  • Publicized conference and supervised conference budget


Gorman, Sara, “A New Approach to Maternal Mortality: The Role of HIV in Pregnancy,” poster to be presented at the American Public Health Association 142nd Annual Meeting and Expo, New Orleans, LA, 17 November 2014.

Gorman, Sara, “Legal and Medical Bases for Granting Asylum to Women with Female Genital Mutilation in the U.S.: A Systematic Review,” poster presented at the World Health Summit, Berlin, Germany, 22 October 2013. Poster also presented at the American Public Health Association 141st Annual Meeting and Expo, Boston, MA, 4 November 2013.


Proficient in French and Italian; reading knowledge of German and Latin