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Sara Wallach, MPH, is a PHI/CDC Global Health Monitoring and Evaluation Fellow with the Division of Global HIV/AIDS & TB for CDC Zimbabwe. Sara earned a Master of Public Health with a certificate in “Evaluations: International Health Programs” from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Global Public Health from New York University. At Hopkins, she completed advocacy work fighting for the decriminalization of same-sex sexual intimacy, investigated the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on LBGTQ+ communities around the world, and researched harms and policies related to sexual orientation and gender identity conversion therapy. Prior to pursuing her MPH, Sara worked in HIV program development and management for the New Jersey Department of Health, Division of HIV, STD & TB Services. She managed the state’s PrEP Counselor Program, Syringe Access Programs, and transitional housing programs. She also led the state’s “ending the HIV epidemic” efforts. Sara’s passions include HIV prevention and care, human rights, harm reduction, key population health, health equity, and healthcare delivery innovation.

The PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program is implemented for CDC by the Public Health Institute and its partner Consortium of Universities for Global Health.


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