Sarah has her MA from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in Communication Disorders. After practicing Speech and Language Pathology in the Cleveland Public Schools, she returned to CWRU School of Medicine to work in research, where she has coordinated and administered projects and grants for 20 years in the areas of child development of at-risk infants and children, cancer clinical trials education, prevention and patient care.
Q: Why is your work at the Begun Center important to you, to our community, and to the world? I am excited about working here because I believe violence prevention and education is essential to our survival, and research is the key to understanding best practices in this sphere. The reduction and prevention of violence research here seeks partners in all community entities and members to identify best practices from many angles of violence prevention, and addresses some of the most urgent needs in our community, our country and our world..
Q: What is a cause about which you are particularly passionate? I am particularly interested in working to support social justice, as well as a more sensible approach to guns and gun ownership in our country.
- Heroin and Crime Initiative (NIJ)
- Assisted Outpatient Treatment (SAMHSA)