Sarah M. Moreland-Russell, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Practice, Social Work, Brown School
Keywords:
chronic disease, tobacco use, health policy, organizational change, system dynamics, graduate education, evidence-based practice, dissemination & implementation research, program evaluation, overweight & obesity

Dr. Moreland-Russell is a senior scholar in policy at the Brown School. In this capacity, she serves as a faculty advisor to the Clark-Fox Policy Institute, develops policy curricula, and teaches several policy-related courses, as well as continuing an active research portfolio. Her research focuses on health policy analysis and evaluation, specifically regarding tobacco control and obesity prevention, organizational and systems science and evaluation, and dissemination and implementation of public health policies.

Dr. Moreland-Russell’s work has made contributions to the need for local level policy adoption, strategies for disseminating results for more effective implementation of evidence-based policy, and the evaluation of public health programs. In addition, Dr. Moreland-Russell recently finished an APHA fellowship in government where she served as a policy advisor for Senator Kristen Gillibrand on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.