Sarah is an academic editor, grant consultant, and writing coach based in Vancouver, BC. She works primarily with health researchers submitting proposals to NIH R01 grant or CIHR Project Grant competitions.
Sarah has an MSc in public health from the Université de Montréal and a BA&Sc from McMaster University. She worked in research management and grant facilitation in academic institutions across Canada for more than a decade.
In 2014 Sarah co-founded Basics for Health Society, a not-for-profit society in British Columbia that aims to connect low-income individuals and their families to the social resources they need to be healthy. Basics for Health Society operates programs serving people across British Columbia.
Her research interests fall within health services, medical education, and health inequities. She developed a program of research focused on understanding how physicians see their roles as advocates for their patients, to improve teaching and assessment of health advocacy in medicine. Sarah has published and presented this research at national and international conferences. Her work has been included in recent changes to the medical curriculum at the University of British Columbia, as well as the international educational framework for medical residents (CanMEDS) published by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.