Infectious Disease Prevention
Dr. Sarnquist has been managing and evaluating public health and research programs for almost 15 years. Her major area of interest is the implementation and evaluation of behavioral and clinical interventions to improve child and maternal health both globally and within the U.S. She is particularly interested in multidisciplinary work that brings together expertise from varying fields and involves multiple organizations. She has extensive experience with HIV prevention interventions, primarily in the PMTCT context, as well as experience with interventions to improve family planning uptake, reduce adolescent sexual assault, enhance HIV surveillance and service access, improve prenatal care, and reduce racial/ethnic health disparities. She has worked in New York and California, as well as on projects in Zimbabwe, Kenya, Peru, Mexico, and Albania. Dr. Sarnquist also acts as an informal research mentor to undergraduates, medical students, and residents.