Sarah Tsay

Sarah is a Doctor of Public Health student with a background in humanitarian assistance and emergency management. She comes to HSPH with several years of experience at NYC Emergency Management, where she guided policies in emergency response and monitoring and evaluation. Sarah served as a Health and Medical Emergency Support Function Coordinator in NYC’s response to COVID-19, addressing immediate needs across the healthcare sector, and remains involved in recovery efforts across the United States. Her research interests encompass interdisciplinary approaches to community preparedness, resilience, and response to disasters, particularly the use of data and technology in crisis decision-making.

Sarah’s project focuses on improving access to healthcare in the wake of COVID-19 by identifying major areas for collaboration with health systems to drive racial equity, as well as supporting the ongoing work of Health Action Centers.