Sarah Scales, PhD, MPH

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Department of Environmental, Occupational, and Agricultural Health
College of Public Health
University of Nebraska Medical Center

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Sarah Elizabeth Scales, PhD, MPH, is a post-doctoral research associate in the Water, Climate, and Health Program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Scales trained as an infectious disease epidemiologist at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and further specialized in disaster epidemiology at the University of Delaware. She has collaborated on a number of projects with the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (ASED) based in Brussels, Belgium. Her research interests are at the crux of hazards, conflict, and health. Her current research focuses on the use of epidemiologic methods to assess the human-health impacts of climate-related hazards, such as extreme heat events. She is particularly interested in the effects of disasters and conflict on the health of displaced populations. Dr. Scales hopes that her work provides tangible applications for field practitioners and contributes to evidence-informed policy and practice.

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