Position title: Associate Researcher
Phone: (608) 262-5254
Sara Busarow, MD, MPH
UW Population Health Institute
610 Walnut Street, 915 WARF Building
Madison, WI 53726
Sara Busarow is an Associate Researcher with the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. Currently, she is involved with the Wisconsin Chronic Disease Quality Improvement Project, a partnership including health plans, the state’s chronic disease and Medicaid programs, and others interested in improving chronic disease prevention and care. She is also part of the evaluation team for Fit Families, a program that aims to prevent childhood obesity. Additionally, she serves as an evaluator for the Healthy Wisconsin Leadership Institute and the Population Health Service Fellowship.
As part of the Evaluation Research Group, she has applied evaluation skills across a variety of projects and settings. For example, she worked with the Department of Health Services to evaluate chronic disease program integration efforts and to develop an evaluation plan for the Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity State Plan. She assisted with the evaluation of the Treatment and Diversion program and was part of the evaluation team for a Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division project targeting homelessness, mental health, and substance abuse. In the community setting, she served as an academic partner and evaluator for the Beloit Family Peer Navigation Project and the Rock County Coalition for Sexually-Transmitted Infection Prevention.
Dr. Busarow holds a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.D. from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She served as an Albert E. Schweitzer Urban Fellow during medical school.