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Areas of Expertise  

Immigrant health, Global health, Zika virus, Violence against women, Environmental health issues such as air pollution, water pollution, and global warming

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Sara Shuman, Ph.D., MPH

Assistant Professor of Public Health

Summary

Sara Shuman’s research focuses primarily on immigrant health and gender-based violence. She is especially interested in mixed-methods research and works in Philadelphia and globally. Dr. Shuman has been working with unauthorized immigrant populations in the United States for ten years and her recent research has focused on the relationship between intimate partner violence, physical and mental health, and help-seeking behaviors among undocumented immigrant women in South Philadelphia. This research resulted from community-based work with Puentes de Salud, a health and social service non-profit in Philadelphia where she has volunteered since 2010.

Education

  • Ph.D., Temple University, School of Public Health, Concentration: Social and Behavioral Health
  • MPH, University of Arizona, School of Public Health, Concentration: International Family and Child Health
  • B.S., Temple University

Certifications

  • Certified Domestic Violence Advocate (Congreso de Latinos Unidos)

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