Sarah McCoolClinical Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Programs
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 in the School of Public Health at Georgia State University. She is a social and behavioral scientist, a global health and development expert, an advocate for local solutions to global problems, and an ‘accidental’ anthropologist.
Dr. McCool has worked on and supported multiple projects spanning various health and development sectors since 2010, including maternal health, health systems strengthening, child protection, and tuberculosis. She supported a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded child protection project in Haiti and was Executive Director of a Haiti-based NGO that provides primary care to the rural population. She also worked in the areas of tuberculosis surveillance and prevention in Asia. She was a USAID Research and Development Fellow in Indonesia, where she worked with Lembaga Kesehatan Nahdlatul Ulama’s Community Empowerment of People Against Tuberculosis program. She also consulted for a Fortune 50 company on methods for reducing tuberculosis incidence among garment factory workers in South Asia.
During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, her commentary appeared in print and on television for multiple national news outlets, including the Associated Press, Washington Post, USA Today, ABC News, US News & World Report, NBC News, ABC News, and she made national television appearances on Fox News, CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell and MSNBC.
A global citizen, she has had the opportunity to live 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.
Dr. McCool continues to work with her partners and colleagues on addressing maternal and child health issues across the globe.