Sarah Balser

Sarah Balser (she/her) is a second career social worker, getting her start in public health focused on violence against women prevention. From 2013-2021, Sarah worked on a variety of qualitative studies for the State of Ohio with the Ohio Substance Abuse Monitoring (OSAM) project. Sarah was named NASW-OH's emerging leader of the year in 2019 and served as Co-Regional Director for NASW-OH region 2, where she took a lead on policy initiatives and started a monthly online self-care hour for social workers during the pandemic. She currently serves on the Western Reserve Land Conservancy Medina and Summit County Chapter Board and coordinates events for NASW-OH region 2. Her research interests are related to intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and health outcomes with the goal to improve systems/policy level responses, prevent future victimization, and reduce adverse health and mental health outcomes. 

Recent Publications

Freedman, D., Borawski, E., Burkhart, K., Dimitropoulos, A., Minnes, S., Nock, N., Ross, K., Tisch, D., Marks, M. B., Embaye, M., Ciesielski, T., Lee, E. K., Yamoah, O., Balser, S., Doernberg, E., Kovach, J., Lemos, C., Lewis-Miller, C., O’Brien, M., Ogland-Hand, C., Sommer, R., & Wyetzner, R. (2020, December 9). Ohio COVID-19 child care study: Technical report. Case Western Reserve University.