Postdoctoral Scholar
Specialty: Environmental health disparities

Sarah Brown Blake, Ph.D., R.N.

Sarah Brown Blake is a postdoctoral scholar at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, where she earned both a master’s degree and a doctorate in Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership. She is mentored by Jill G. Joseph, professor emerita and former associate dean for research at the School of Nursing.

Blake’s professional nursing experience is rooted in community and public health with a focus on maternal child and adolescent health. Her research interests include public health nursing at the intersection of environmental health disparities and environmental justice, with an emphasis on equitable access to clean and affordable drinking water. Her dissertation examined an association between arsenic levels in drinking water and the prevalence of gestational diabetes in California’s San Joaquin Valley.

She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of San Francisco, followed by a Master of Science and then a Doctor of Philosophy from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. She was one of the first recipients of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholarship. Her work has been published in Public Health Nursing and the Journal of Interprofessional Care.

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