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Sarah Perez McAdoo
Population Health Capstone Director, University of Massachusetts Medical School–Baystate

Dr. Sarah Perez McAdoo is a public health physician who is passionate and committed to transforming the health of communities by addressing health inequities and the social factors that influence health. Her work has focused in the areas of public policy, community based strategies, program planning, health advocacy and healthcare education. Currently, Dr. McAdoo is the Population Health Capstone Director for the Population based Urban and Rural Community Health (PURCH) Track at the University of Massachusetts Medical School - Baystate. Her work uses a team approach to design a Longitudinal Community based Education experience to compliment the bio-medical education of medical students. Her primary projects include creating a volunteer non -clinical community faculty, implementation of an immersive population health clerkship and building the Community-Doctor relationship. Most recently, Dr. McAdoo is developing an Interprofessional Health Equity Incubator where students from diverse health professions learn and apply foundational skills to address health inequities in low resourced communities. Dr. McAdoo also serves as the Chair of the Board of Health for the Town of East Longmeadow in Western Massachusetts. In her role she provides leadership and expertise to develop the community's public health infrastructure, implement public health policy and regulations, as well as create community health programs. Previously, Dr. McAdoo was the Founder and Director of the Youth Empowerment Adolescent Health Network, a community coalition which used advocacy, research, community education and collaboration to influence practice and policy in adolescent sexual health. Dr. McAdoo has received recognition for her work in public health, community leadership, as well as residency and faculty teaching awards. Dr. McAdoo received her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA. She received a Master’s in Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health and completed the Commonwealth Fund Harvard University Fellowship in Minority Health Policy.