Sarah Brothers is an assistant professor of Sociology and Public Policy at Pennsylvania State University.

Her research examines how vulnerable groups experience and respond to health-related issues. She primarily uses ethnography, in-depth interviews, and Community Driven Research (CDR) methods to focus on topics including uncredentialed expertise in practices by people who use drugs, overdose responses, methadone treatment, patient perspectives on HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) treatment, and youth homelessness. Her work has received multiple awards and has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Mellon/ACLS Foundation, the WW Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies, and others. Her research has been published in journals including Social Science & MedicineAIDS and Behavior, the International Journal of Drug Policy, and AJPH.

She holds a Ph.D. in sociology from Yale University, a B.A in sociology from the University of California Berkeley, and an A.A from City College of San Francisco.

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