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 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.

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, with a theoretical concentration in Sociology. 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.