Sarah Roberts, DrPH

Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
Public Health Social Scientist, Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health

Dr. Roberts' research interests include policies that affect women’s reproductive lives including both state-level abortion restrictions and Child Protective Services reporting policies for pregnant women who use alcohol and drugs. Dr. Roberts’ current research focuses on the impact of receiving versus being denied an abortion on women’s alcohol and drug use, evaluating state-level abortion restrictions and state-level policies targeting alcohol use during pregnancy, and developing a genuine public health approach to abortion facility standards. Dr. Roberts’ work has been published in Social Science & Medicine, Women’s Health Issues, Maternal and Child Health Journal, and Alcohol and Alcoholism


  • University of California, Berkeley, Doctorate in Public Health
  • University of Michigan, Masters in Public Health and a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies
  • Columbia University, Bachelors in History