Sarah Garrett, PhD

TitleResearch Analyst
InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
DepartmentInstitute for Health Policy Studies
Address3333 California Street
San Francisco CA 94118
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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 Phillip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF. She received a PhD in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2013. 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 directs and is a co-investigator on the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)-funded Ethnographic and Qualitative Insights for PCOR (EQUIP) project. The project will develop new methods of analyzing, presenting, and sharing qualitative data in order to make these data more useful in PCOR and to patients and providers more broadly. 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 and presented at national conferences.

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    1. Garrett SB, Abramson CM, Rendle KA, Dohan D. Approaches to decision-making among late-stage melanoma patients: a multifactorial investigation. Support Care Cancer. 2018 Aug 22. PMID: 30136025.
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    2. 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 Oct 01; 1556264617731869. PMID: 29037106.
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    3. 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 Oct; 25(10):3235-3242. PMID: 28488050.
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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. Garrett, S.B.Foundations of the cultural repertoire: Education and social network effects among expectant mothers. Poetics. 2016.
    9. 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; PMCID: PMC4499012.
    10. 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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