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Sarah Garrett, PhD

Title(s)Research Social Scientist, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Phone415-514-3955
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    University of California, BerkeleyPhD2013Sociology
    University of California, San DiegoBA2001Sociology, French Literature

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    Sarah B. Garrett, PhD, is a medical and cultural sociologist in the Division of Geriatrics and the Phillip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF. She received a PhD in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2013. In the Division of Geriatrics Sarah currently helps to design, conduct and analyze mixed-methods research on the experiences and needs of individuals with dementia and their caregivers; on older adults' experience managing chronic pain during the "opioid epidemic"; and on how hospice staff navigate patients' and families' preferences for aggressive care. At IHPS Sarah is a part of the Medical Cultures Lab, a newly established social science “laboratory” that is focused on several related initiatives examining the role of culture in the world of medicine. There she works to improve methods of analyzing, presenting, and sharing qualitative data in order to make these data more useful in patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR). Sarah has also contributed research and project direction to an NIH-funded study on cancer patients' understanding of and decision-making about participation in early phase clinical trials; and a CTSI-funded study on the ways in which lay Californians perceive the risks and benefits of human tissue biobanking.

    For her NSF-funded doctoral research, Sarah conducted a longitudinal study on the ways in which a diverse group of pregnant women in the San Francisco Bay Area perceived prenatal care and birth care options; the origins of those perceptions; and how the perceptions affected their decision-making and postpartum mental health. She collected and analyzed original quantitative (n = 325) and qualitative (n = 67) data for the study. Results have been published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at national conferences.

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    1. Garrett SB, Matthews TM, Abramson CM, Koenig CJ, Hlubocky FJ, Daugherty CK, Munster PN, Dohan D. Before Consent: Qualitative Analysis of Deliberations of Patients With Advanced Cancer About Early-Phase Clinical Trials. J Oncol Pract. 2019 Oct 11; JOP1900256. PMID: 31603726.
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    2. Rendle KA, Abramson CM, Garrett SB, Halley MC, Dohan D. Beyond exploratory: a tailored framework for designing and assessing qualitative health research. BMJ Open. 2019 Aug 27; 9(8):e030123. PMID: 31462482.
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    3. Garrett SB, Abramson CM, Rendle KA, Dohan D. Approaches to decision-making among late-stage melanoma patients: a multifactorial investigation. Support Care Cancer. 2019 Mar; 27(3):1059-1070. PMID: 30136025.
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    4. Corey M. Abramson, Jacqueline Joslyn, Katharine A. Rendle, Sarah B. Garrett, Daniel Dohan. The promises of computational ethnography: Improving transparency, replicability, and validity for realist approaches to ethnographic analysis. Ethnography. 2018 Jun 1; 19(2):254-284.
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    5. Sarah Bracey Garrett, Christopher J Koenig, Daniel Paul Dohan. How do late-stage cancer patients join an early phase clinical trial? A qualitative investigation of the process. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2017 Nov 1; 35(31_suppl):60-60.
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    6. Garrett SB, Murphy M, Wiley J, Dohan D. Standard Versus Simplified Consent Materials for Biobank Participation: Differences in Patient Knowledge and Trial Accrual. J Empir Res Hum Res Ethics. 2017 12; 12(5):326-334. PMID: 29037106.
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    7. Garrett SB, Koenig CJ, Trupin L, Hlubocky FJ, Daugherty CK, Reinert A, Munster P, Dohan D. What advanced cancer patients with limited treatment options know about clinical research: a qualitative study. Support Care Cancer. 2017 10; 25(10):3235-3242. PMID: 28488050.
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    8. Dry SM, Garrett SB, Koenig BA, Brown AF, Burgess MM, Hult JR, Longstaff H, Wilcox ES, Madrigal Contreras SK, Martinez A, Boyd EA, Dohan D. Community recommendations on biobank governance: Results from a deliberative community engagement in California. PLoS One. 2017; 12(2):e0172582. PMID: 28235046.
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    9. Murphy M, Garrett SB, Boyd E, Dry S, Dohan D. Engaging Diverse Stakeholders to Inform Biobank Governance. Biopreserv Biobank. 2017 Aug; 15(4):393-395. PMID: 28151003.
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    10. Dunn LB, Wiley J, Garrett S, Hlubocky F, Daugherty C, Trupin L, Munster P, Dohan D. Interest in initiating an early phase clinical trial: results of a longitudinal study of advanced cancer patients. Psychooncology. 2017 Oct; 26(10):1604-1610. PMID: 27233054.
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    11. Dohan D, Garrett SB, Rendle KA, Halley M, Abramson C. The Importance Of Integrating Narrative Into Health Care Decision Making. Health Aff (Millwood). 2016 Apr; 35(4):720-5. PMID: 27044974.
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    12. Sarah B. Garrett. Foundations of the cultural repertoire: Education and social network effects among expectant mothers. Poetics. 2016 Apr 1; 55(Birth 37 1 2010):19-35.
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    13. Garrett, S.B.Foundations of the cultural repertoire: Education and social network effects among expectant mothers. Poetics. 2016.
    14. Garrett SB, Koenig BA, Brown A, Hult JR, Boyd EA, Dry S, Dohan D. EngageUC: Developing an Efficient and Ethical Approach to Biobanking Research at the University of California. Clin Transl Sci. 2015 Aug; 8(4):362-6. PMID: 25581047.
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    15. Garrett SB, Dohan D, Koenig BA. Linking Broad Consent to Biobank Governance: Support From a Deliberative Public Engagement in California. Am J Bioeth. 2015; 15(9):56-7. PMID: 26305757.
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    16. Daniel Paul Dohan, James Wiley, Sarah B. Garrett, Laura Trupin, Fay J. Hlubocky, Christopher Daugherty, Anne Reinert, Pamela N. Munster. Social and emotional factors and decisions of advanced cancer patients (ACP) to enter an early-phase (EP) clinical trial. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2014 Nov 1; 32(31_suppl):223-223.
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