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Early Career Research Fellow - Sarah Lowe

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Yale School of Public Health


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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine – Gulf Research Program (NASEM - GRP)

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NASEM Gulf Research Program Fellowships


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Education and Outreach

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Human and/or Institutional Capacity

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Dr. Lowe is an assistant professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Yale School of Public Health. She received a PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Massachusetts Boston and completed a predoctoral internship at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Subsequently, she was a postdoctoral fellow in the Psychiatric Epidemiology Training program and associate research scientist in epidemiology at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, and an assistant professor of psychology at Montclair State University. Her research focuses on the long-term mental health impacts of environmental disasters and other traumatic events. She investigates factors at various ecological levels that shape risk for both exposure to potentially traumatic events and post-trauma psychopathology, and the mechanisms through which exposure leads to adverse outcomes. In addition, she has a growing interest in how climate change-related impacts that are not typically classified as disasters, including extreme heat and air pollution, influence mental health. The overarching goal of her work is to provide insights for efforts to build resilience among individuals and communities exposed to trauma and affected by climate change. She has collaborated with scholars from a vast array of academic disciplines, including genetics, health geography, demography, and sociology.


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