Sara Choate, PhD(c), MSEd

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Department of Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
School of Public Health and Information Sciences
485 E Gray St., Room 203
Louisville, KY 40202
502-852-0196 (office)
Office hours: Virtual/in-person appointment (HSC);
W:1:30pm-3pm; Th: 10:30am-12pm; SAC W309 (Belknap)


I am a doctoral candidate in the Department of Health Management and Systems Sciences with an emphasis in Social Policy at University of Louisville. I received a MSEd at The City College of New York, and a BA at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  

As an instructor in the Department of Health Promotion and Behavioral Science, I teach Health Equity, Public Health Intervention Principles & Strategies at the undergraduate level; in Summer 2022 I will begin teaching pedagogy at the doctoral level.

My research interests include technology-delivered mental/emotional health interventions, mindfulness/meditation, trauma/toxic stress, comprehensive sexuality education as it relates to violence prevention/development of healthy relationships, with a focus on high-risk youth and young adult populations.

On the personal front, I am honored to spend my life with a loving partner, a vibrant baby daughter, a Labrador named Dan Quayle, and a healthy network of family and friends. I also enjoy exploring cooking using locally sourced produce, creating beauty in shared spaces, being physically active and traveling near and far whenever possible.


Commission on the Status of Women, Commissioner & Mentor; Growing Mindfulness Initiative, Koru Trainer; UofL Green Dot Team, UofL Faculty & Staff Trainer; Mentoring for Success Program, Mentor; White Women Listen Learn Act, Community Liaison 


Johnson, D., Cahill, M., Choate, S., Roelfs, D. & Walsh, S.E. (2022). The Influence of Public Health Faculty on College and University Plans During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Front. Public Health 9:745232. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2021.745232

Hartson, K. R., Hall, L. A., & Choate, S. A. (2021). Stressors and resilience are associated with well-being in young adult college students. Journal of American college health : J of ACH, 1–9. Advance online publication.

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