Dr. Sarnquist focuses on applied teaching and research on the development, implementation and evaluation of interventions to decrease gender-based violence, prevent HIV infection, and improve family planning access and uptake, especially among adolescents and children. she is particularly interested in rights-based approaches that tackle the complex interplay of factors that lead to poor health for many children and families. All of her work is applied, with direct links health practice and policy, and usually performed in conjunction with non-governmental organization and government partners. She work both globally and in the U.S., with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa.
Current Role at Stanford
Senior Research Scholar, Global Child Health Program, Department of Pediatrics
Lecturer, Department of Pediatrics
Fellow, Center for Innovation in Global Health
Honors & Awards
Collaboration Award, Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University School of Medicine (2018)
Education & Certifications
DrPH, UC Berkeley, Public Health (2007)
MPH, UC Berkeley, Infectious Diseases (1999)
BA (cum laude), Carleton College, Biology (1996)
GBV and pregnancy prevention in Kenya (10/1/2012 - Present)
With three NGO partners, we are researching the effects of an intervention to reduce sexual violence in the slums surrounding Nairobi.
- Mike Baiocchi, Assistant Professor, Stanford Prevention Research Center
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Asili: Reducing under-five child mortality through business creation in DRC (10/5/2015 - Present)
Asili is an multi-pronged intervention run by the American Refugee Committee (ARC) aimed at imporving health by creating social enterprises in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo.
South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo
Global Polio Prevention (9/24/2013 - Present)
We are working to understand polio virus transmission in communities where both IPV and OPV are used simultaneously.
Family planning and PMTCT in Zimbabwe (9/1/2011 - 8/31/2012)
Medical Monitoring Project (11/1/2004 - 12/31/2012)
Enhanced HIV/AIDS surveillance
Service, Volunteer and Community Work
MayView Community Health Center
Served as a Vice President, Secretary, and Chair of the Evaluation Committee over three years
Palo Alto, CA