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Sarah Matthews, MPH, is a PHI/CDC Global Health Epidemiology Fellow working with the Field Epidemiology and Prevention Branch (FEPB) in the Division of Violence Prevention (DVP) of CDC-Atlanta. Her fellowship supports the implementation and analysis of the Violence Against Children and Youth Surveys (VACS) household surveys of youths ages 13-24. Her work involves producing high-quality evidence on adverse childhood experiences, violence, and risk behaviors to inform national and global priorities to end violence and its consequences. Sarah holds a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Prior to the fellowship, Sarah worked with the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital researching service availability for non-communicable diseases and injuries among populations in extreme poverty. Throughout her master’s and undergraduate degrees, Sarah worked with several domestic and international organizations to improve maternal and child health across the Latin American region.

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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