Sarah is a qualitative health services researcher whose focus is knowledge translation and implementation science. Her research focuses on the development and evaluation of tools that support shared decision-making for patients and their care teams, and the investigation of factors that influence implementation of patient-centred practice and policy. Sarah is currently involved in studies related to implementation of shared decision-making for choice of next birth after caesarean, choice of contraception, and medical abortion practice. Through this research, Sarah partners closely with stakeholders (patients, health care professionals, and policy makers) to produce evidence that is action-oriented, relevant, and support patients and their care teams to make informed, shared healthcare decisions.
Sarah joined The Preference Laboratory at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice (TDI) in September 2016 under the mentorship of Dr. Rachel Thompson. Her postdoctoral fellowship is conducted jointly between TDI and the Contraception Access Team at The University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada (www.cart-grac.ca)