Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) and Portland State University (PSU) School of Public Health

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Sarah Andrea



Dr. Sarah Andrea has a Community Based faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health in the Epidemiology programs. In this SPH role her work includes teaching classes, mentoring students, and collaborating on research with primary faculty members.

In addition to her work as a faculty member in SPH, Dr. Andrea is a Research Scientist in the Lifespan Biostatistics Core at Rhode Island Hospital, and a Research Health Science Specialist at the VA in Portland.

Dr. Andrea brings expertise in advanced epidemiologic methods and social epidemiology, including nationally recognized expertise on precarious work and health. As a social epidemiologist, her research investigates strategies to mitigate health inequities throughout the life course that are rooted in racism, classism, and sexism. A primary focal point of her research has been highlighting – and seeking to rectify – the health effects of precarious employment in the United States. As a first-generation student from a working-class family, her lived experience not only drives her research, but underlies a deep passion for teaching, mentorship, advocacy, and lifting while she climbs.

She received her BS in microbiology at the University of Rhode Island, MPH in epidemiology and biostatistics at Oregon Health & Science University, PhD in epidemiology at the OHSU–PSU School of Public Health, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Washington School of Public Health.

Education, Degrees

Ph.D., OHSU-PSU School of Public Health, 2019
M.P.H., Oregon Health & Science University, 2015