Sarah Ketchen Lipson, PhD

Curriculum Vitae

Primary research interests: mental health services and policy; sociology; health behaviors; intersection of behavioral health and education; college student mental health

Bio: Sarah Ketchen Lipson is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Law Policy and Management at the Boston University School of Public Health. She is also Associate Director of the Healthy Minds Network for Research on Adolescent and Young Adult Mental Health, an international research-to-practice initiative, and co-Principal Investigator of the Healthy Minds Study. Sarah’s research focuses primarily on mental health and service utilization in college populations, from a sociological and public health perspective. She employs varied methodologies, including large-scale epidemiological surveys and population-level interventions. She teaches a range of graduate-level courses at BUSPH.

Sarah completed a dual PhD at University of Michigan in 2016 in Health Services Organization and Policy at the School of Public Health and Higher Education at the School of Education, where she received the Dimond Award for Best Dissertation of the Year. She received her bachelor’s degree from Tufts University where she was awarded best honors thesis of the year and graduated with honors. She also holds a master’s from Harvard University and was a Fulbright scholar.