Sara Fernandes-Taylor, PhD

Scientist III

Sara completed a doctorate in Health Policy at the University of California, Berkeley and a postdoctoral fellowship in Health Services Research at Stanford University and the VA before joining the Department of Surgery. Sara oversees health services research efforts in Otolaryngology, including mathematical modeling of thyroid cancer and patient-reported outcomes. She secures funding, helps coordinate research fellows and biostatisticians, and conducts data analysis and manuscript writing. In her free time, Sara enjoys running, rock climbing, and hiking with her partner and sons.
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  • BA, Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, 2003
  • PhD, Health Services and Policy Analysis, University of California, Berkeley, 2010