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Sarah J Javier, PhD, MS – Career Development Awardee

Sarah J Javier, PhD, MS Sarah J Javier, PhD, MS
VA Palo Alto Health Care System
Menlo Park, CA 


Sarah Javier, PhD (she/her), is a Core Investigator at the Center for Innovation to Implementation (Ci2i) at the VA Palo Alto Healthcare System and Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Javier's primary areas of expertise lie at the intersection of health equity, implementation science, and chronic pain. She has over a decade of experience conducting intersectional health equity research and advocating for policies that provide advantage to historically marginalized groups. She is currently serving as a VA fellow on the NASEM Health Equity Roundtable. Prior to her work in VA, Dr. Javier received her PhD in Health Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University, where she developed culturally tailored interventions as a member of the VCU Center for Cultural Experiences in Prevention. During her graduate school tenure, she acted as a graduate policy scholar for the American Psychological Association and consulted on federal health legislation aimed at reducing disparities in marginalized populations.

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