Sarah Eichberg, Ph.D.
Director of Community Research
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Dr. Sarah Eichberg is Director of Community Research for Vital Signs and the Institute for Social Research and Community Engagement. A sociologist with a background in gender studies and public health, she brings experience in academic research, policy, and evaluation and in community outreach to these initiatives.
From 2005 to 2008, Dr. Eichberg was Project Director for Vital Signs and co-authored the project’s reports: Measuring Social Health (2006), Mental Health on Long Island (2007), The Long Island Health Care Survey (2008), and Long Island’s Immigrants: Health Status and Health Care Access (2008).
Before coming to Adelphi, she was a postgraduate fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethics, studying competing constructions of the genetically modified food debate. As part of an interdisciplinary team, she helped facilitate stakeholder dialogues on genetic engineering and drafted codes of ethics for businesses and other private organizations in the biotechnology field.
While in graduate school, Dr. Eichberg was awarded an American Association for the Advancement of Science Media Fellowship and worked as a health and science and metro reporter for the Detroit Free Press. She also has extensive teaching and curriculum development experience, both as an undergraduate instructor at the University of Pennsylvania and as a Princeton in Asia Fellow, teaching English and American Studies at the Dalian University of Technology in the People’s Republic of China from 1989 to 1990.
Dr. Eichberg has consulted for several public and private organizations, including the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence, The MYA Green Trading Group, and British television in the areas of research methodology, environmental practice and policy, and gender relations.
She holds a B.A. from Smith College and a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.
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