Sara Phillips

Rose Service Learning Fellow

Sara is a dual MD/MPH candidate studying Social and Behavioral Sciences with a specialization in Maternal Child Health. Her research interests are maternal mortality and morbidity among Native women in the US. Sara specifically focuses on assessing the interplay between the legacy of colonization and the perpetuation of health disparities. As an aspiring physician, Sara plans a clinical and research career in OBGYN, hoping to be a stalwart advocate for Native women. Originally from an indigenous community on Kauai, Sara now resides in Seattle where she enjoys exploring the outdoors and sharing meals with friends.

Sara’s project aims to address community-perceived gaps in care for postpartum women from delivery to one year after birth, particularly looking at systems-level innovations to curtail the divide between obstetric care and primary care (whole person care) for high-risk women.