Senior Fellow

Sarah Wood, MD, MSHP

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Sarah Wood, MD, MSHP is a clinician investigator and Adolescent Medicine and HIV specialist with a career focus on reducing racial inequities in sexual health care delivery for adolescents and young adults. Over the past decade, she has led clinical research exploring the structural and healthcare-associated determinants of HIV and STI prevention in adolescents and young adults. Her mixed methods research exploring the social determinants of PrEP adherence has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, Penn Center for AIDS Research, and Penn Mental Health AIDS Research Center. Her research uses implementation science to improve the integration of sexual health preventative services into primary care for adolescents, and aims to ameliorate disparities in health care delivery. Dr. Wood is Project Leader of an American Board of Pediatrics-approved quality improvement initiative to improve STI screening among adolescent girls and young women, and has expertise in identifying multi-level barriers to uptake of sexual health services in a variety of healthcare contexts. She has a long history of community-informed implementation science research, including collaborations with community Title X-funded family planning clinics and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, through the Ending the HIV Epidemic partnership. She leads a computational science research lab, which focuses on data-driven approaches to improving implementation of sexual health services in pediatric primary care.

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