Sarah Petry

About Me

I am a 5th year PhD candidate in Public Policy with a concentration in Sociology at the Sanford School of Public Policy and an affiliate student in the International Max Planck Research School for Population, Health and Data Science. I am trained as a demographer, and my scholarship is interdisciplinary.

My research focuses on when and how individuals access public health insurance programs across the life course. I examine the long-term health consequences of access to public health insurance in early life, as well as variation in late life outcomes based on distinct life experiences.

Overall, my research aims are to determine whether access to health and social policies can disrupt expected trajectories of health disadvantages from birth until death, particularly for vulnerable populations in the US.