Sarah Ivan, research associate II, brings over 12 years of experience to EDC as a mixed-methods researcher, evaluator, and technical assistance expert. She specializes in data analysis and translation of research results. Her work focuses on the intersection of data and policy development.

Ivan is an epidemiologist for the Strategic Prevention Technical Assistance Center (SPTAC). Previously, she was an epidemiologist and evaluator for the Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT). She has co-authored works on shared decision-making in cancer care and heart valves and a congressional report on sickle cell disease. She regularly presents her work, including research on prescription drug monitoring programs, at virtual learning events and the national conferences of organizations such as the American Public Health Association.

Before joining EDC, Ivan was a program manager at Massachusetts General Hospital and a senior analyst at the National Institute for Children’s Health Quality.

Ivan holds an MPP with specialization in health care and a BA in Public Health from Simmons University. She is certified in Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training and Mental Health First Aid.