Chavez, Sarah

Sarah Y. Chavez is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Health Outcomes and Policy. She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health, Biostatistics, from the University of Texas School of Public Health, and a Baccalaureate of Science in Biology.

Prior to enrollment in the Ph.D. program, she participated in various research experiences including the NIH Summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics. Sarah is a member of the 2014 Board of Education (BOE) Summer Fellowship program through the UF Graduate School, Office of Graduate Minority Programs. In 2015, she was selected to be an American Association for Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) doctoral fellow and presented her research at the national conference in Frisco, Texas. She participates in various extracurricular activities through involvement in mentoring programs and teaching group exercise classes.

Sarah’s research interests are to help develop evidence-based mobile tools and to assess the effectiveness of these tools in clinical and community settings. She is also interested in comparing how apps impact healthcare provider-patient shared decision-making with standard of care. The ultimate goal is to involve patients in their own health care through the use of apps, to educate them, and to help them make informed healthcare decisions. Her mentor is François Modave, Ph.D.

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