Sarah Roberts, DrPH
Sarah Roberts, DrPH, is an Associate Professor at at ANSIRH. Her research interests include the ways that policies and the health care system punish, rather than support, vulnerable pregnant women, including pregnant women using alcohol and drugs and pregnant women considering abortion. Dr. Roberts' current research focuses on the impact of receiving versus being denied an abortion on women's alcohol and drug use, evaluating state-level abortion restrictions and state-level policies targeting alcohol use during pregnancy, and developing an evidence-base to inform a genuine public health approach to abortion and abortion facility standards. Dr. Roberts' work has been published in Social Science & Medicine, 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.