Sarah Baum

Health & Policy Research Assistant

"To effectively prevent and respond to emerging threats, we must break down silos between sectors and disciplines that inhibit the translation of rigorous science into action. I am proud to work at EcoHealth Alliance which embraces this daunting challenge and the immense scope for innovation at the nexus of animal, human, and environmental health."

Scientists Bio

As part of EcoHealth Alliance’s Health and Policy team, Sarah supports a project on the strategic coordination of One Health and veterinary programs on the African continent. She is especially interested in leveraging data to inform the implementation and scale up of pandemic preparedness and One Health policies and programs.

Sarah’s background is at the intersection of economics, international development, and global health. Prior to joining EcoHealth Alliance, she was a Senior Policy Associate at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action (J-PAL) where she worked to disseminate and scale insights from randomized evaluations of environment, energy, and climate change programs in partnership with governments, NGOs, and the private sector. Through the Princeton in Africa program, she worked as a Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Fellow based in Johannesburg, South Africa with Population Services International. She has also consulted for the Data, Informatics, and Outbreak Response team at the NYC Department of Health; the Natural Resource Governance Institute; and interned with UNDP’s HIV, Health, and Development group.

Sarah has published her work in the Review of Environmental Economics and PolicyJournal of Public Health Management and PracticeOne Health, and Annals of Climate Change. She graduated with a Bachelor’s in Economics from Barnard College, Columbia University in 2017.