Ph.D. in Global Health, Arizona State University, 2017
MPH, Des Moines University, 2011
Master of Health Care Administration, Des Moines University, 2009
B.B.A., The University of Iowa, 2007
Dr. Sarah McCool is a Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Programs at the School of Public Health at Georgia State University.
Dr. McCool has worked in global health in various capacities since 2010. She most recently worked to support a United States Agency for International Development (USAID)- funded child protection/anti-trafficking project in Haiti. She has worked extensively in the area of tuberculosis surveillance and prevention in Asia. She completed a USAID Research & Development fellowship in Indonesia and consulted for a Fortune 500 company on methods for reducing tuberculosis incidence among garment factory workers in South Asia. Dr. McCool was previously the Executive Director of a Haiti-based NGO that provides primary care to the rural southwest population. She has lived in Singapore, Indonesia and Haiti and has studied and learned—to varying degrees—French, Haitian Creole, Bahasa Indonesia and BCS (Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian) as a U.S. Department of State Critical Languages Scholar.
She continues to work with the Good Birth Network, a global network of birthing homes in more than 30 countries. She also initiated and currently facilitates the partnership between Georgia State University and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
Her research interests include collective action among global health stakeholders and maternal health. She is currently researching collective action between global health organizational stakeholders during the 2014-2016 West Africa Ebola epidemic.