Sarah Roberts, DrPH, is an Associate Professor at ANSIRH, at the University of California, San Francisco. She studies the ways that policies and the health care system punish, rather than support, structurally vulnerable pregnant women, including pregnant women using alcohol and drugs and pregnant women considering abortion. Dr. Roberts' current research focuses on evaluating state-level restrictive abortion policies and state-level policies targeting alcohol and drug use during pregnancy, and developing an evidence-base to inform a genuine public health approach to abortion. Dr. Roberts is also leading a project to engage public health professionals working in health departments in reflecting on abortion-related work in health departments and opportunities to align this work with accepted public health frameworks. Dr. Roberts has published more than 70-peer reviewed manuscripts and has received grant funding from multiple private foundations as well as the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Roberts' work has been published in JAMA, American Journal of Public Health, Maternal and Child Health Journal, and Alcohol and Alcoholism. Dr. Roberts received her undergraduate degree in history from Columbia University, her MPH and a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies from the University of Michigan, and her DrPH from the University of California, Berkeley.
July 8, 2021
Roberts SCM, Thompson TA, Taylor KJ. Dismantling the legacy of failed policy approaches to pregnant people's use of alcohol and drugs. International Review of Psychiatry. July 2021; 1-12. [Epub ahead of print].
June 29, 2021
Roberts SCM, Berglas NF, Schroeder R, Grossman D, Lingwall M, Kari White. Disruptions to Abortion Care in Louisiana During Early Months of the COVID-19 Pandemic. American Journal of Public Health. June 2021; e1-e9.
June 1, 2021
Woodruff K, Berglas NF, Herold S, Roberts SCM. Disseminating Evidence on Abortion Facilities to Health Departments: A Randomized Study of E-mail Strategies. Health Communications. June 2021; [Epub ahead of print].
February 6, 2021
Upadhyay UD, McCook AA, Bennett AH, Cartwright AF, Roberts SCM. State abortion policies and Medicaid coverage of abortion are associated with pregnancy outcomes among individuals seeking abortion recruited using Google Ads: A national cohort study. Social Science & Medicine. February 2021; 274:113747. Epub 2021 Feb 6.