Sara Geierstanger

Title(s)ACAD PRG MGT OFCR 4, Institute for Health Policy Studies
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address3333 California Street, #266
San Francisco CA 94118
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    University of California, BerkeleyMaster of Public Health1994School of Public Health
    University of MichiganBachelor of Arts1988Double Major: Economics and French

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    Sara Geierstanger, MPH, Evaluation Director, has worked with the Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF since 1994. Sara’s evaluation work focuses on the potential of school health services to improve student physical and mental health and well-being to help them succeed in school and life. Her expertise is in multi-site evaluations, using a mixed methods approach of both qualitative and quantitative methods. Her current projects include a comprehensive evaluation of school health centers in Alameda County, as well as multiple evaluations of school-based behavioral health interventions throughout California. Sara received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and French from the University of Michigan and a Master of Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley. She also served as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in West Africa, and a U.S. Fulbright Research Scholar in Norway. In all of her work, Sara emphasizes the importance of listening to the needs of the populations being served, minimizing data burden on school communities, while collecting the most vital information possible to help improve the lives of vulnerable populations.

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    1. Case Management for Social Needs of Youth and Families in School-Based Health Centers. J Sch Health. 2024 May; 94(5):462-468. Keeton VF, Soleimanpour S, Geierstanger S, Schapiro NA. PMID: 38234257.
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    2. Developing National Standardized Performance Measures for School-Based Health Centers: The National Quality Initiative. J Sch Health. 2023 02; 93(2):97-106. Soleimanpour S, Geierstanger S, Goddard A, Cushing K, Fields P, Love H. PMID: 35915560.
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    3. Risk and Resilience Factors Associated With Frequency of School-Based Health Center Use. J Sch Health. 2022 07; 92(7):702-710. Soleimanpour S, Geierstanger S, Lucas R, Ng S, Ferrey I. PMID: 35246989.
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    4. Mental Health Service Provision at School-Based Health Centers During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Qualitative Findings From a National Listening Session. J Pediatr Health Care. 2022 Jul-Aug; 36(4):358-367. Sullivan E, Geierstanger S, Soleimanpour S. PMID: 35074221; PMCID: PMC8598949.
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    5. Adverse Childhood Experiences and Resilience: Addressing the Unique Needs of Adolescents. Acad Pediatr. 2017 Sep - Oct; 17(7S):S108-S114. Soleimanpour S, Geierstanger S, Brindis CD. PMID: 28865641.
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    6. School absences due to health conditions: Interventions. Encyclopedia of School Health, Eds. D.C. Wiley & A.C. Cory. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. 2013. Geierstanger S, Soleimanpour S .
    7. Chapter 2 The Role of School Health Centers in Health Care Access and Client Outcomes. School-Based Health Care: Advancing Educational Success and Public Health. 2012 Jan 1. Soleimanpour SS, Geierstanger GS, Kaller KS, McCarter MV, Brindis BC. .
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    8. Expanding Organizational Advocacy Capacity: Reflections From the Field. The Foundation Review. 2011 Aug 1; 3(1):23-42. Gardner GA, Geierstanger GS, Nascimento NL, Brindis BC. .
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    9. Mental health characteristics and health-seeking behaviors of adolescent school-based health center users and nonusers. J Sch Health. 2011 Mar; 81(3):138-45. Amaral G, Geierstanger S, Soleimanpour S, Brindis C. PMID: 21332478.
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    10. The role of school health centers in health care access and client outcomes. Am J Public Health. 2010 Sep; 100(9):1597-603. Soleimanpour S, Geierstanger SP, Kaller S, McCarter V, Brindis CD. PMID: 20634445; PMCID: PMC2920968.
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    11. Clinic consortia media advocacy capacity: partnering with the media and increasing policymaker awareness. J Health Commun. 2010 Apr; 15(3):293-306. Gardner A, Geierstanger S, Brindis C, McConnel C. PMID: 20432109.
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    12. The role of policy advocacy in assuring comprehensive family life education in California. Health Educ Behav. 2009 Dec; 36(6):1095-108. Brindis CD, Geierstanger SP, Faxio A. PMID: 19366884.
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    13. Incorporating youth-led community participatory research into school health center programs and policies. Public Health Rep. 2008 Nov-Dec; 123(6):709-16. Soleimanpour S, Brindis C, Geierstanger S, Kandawalla S, Kurlaender T. PMID: 19711652; PMCID: PMC2556716.
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    14. Evaluation of a peer provider reproductive health service model for adolescents. Perspect Sex Reprod Health. 2005 Jun; 37(2):85-91. Brindis CD, Geierstanger SP, Wilcox N, McCarter V, Hubbard A. PMID: 15961362.
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    15. School-based health centers and academic performance: research, challenges, and recommendations. J Sch Health. 2004 Nov; 74(9):347-52. Geierstanger SP, Amaral G, Mansour M, Walters SR. PMID: 15656260.
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