Sarah A Nowak, Ph. D.

Sarah A Nowak, Ph. D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Cancer Center Member

Contact Information
E-mail: sarah.nowak@med.uvm.edu
Office Location:
Pathology&Laboratory Medicine, Given C415B

Expertise

Biomathematics

Research Interests

Health insurance reform, patient and provider decision making (cancer screening and vaccination), military medical readiness.

Education

2009 Ph.D., Biomathematics, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
2005 M.S., Biomathematics, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
2004 B.S., Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Academic Appointments

2019-present Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Larner College of Medicine, University of Vermont

Awards and Honors

2020 Blodwen S. Huber Early Career Green and Gold Professor in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
2012 RAND Silver Medal Award
2008-2009 UCLA Dissertation Year Fellowship
2005-2008 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
2004-2005 NIH Systems and Integrative Biology Training Grant
2004 Matthew J. Orloff Award (outstanding senior thesis, MIT dept of Physics)

Publications

“Reciprocal relationships among influenza experiences, perceptions, and behavior: Results from a national, longitudinal survey of United States adults.”
Nowak SA, Parker AM, Gidengil CA, Richardson AS, Walsh MM, Kennedy DP, Vardavas R.
Soc Sci Med. 2022 Mar;296:114693. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2021.114693. Epub 2022 Jan 11. PMID: 35086022

“Association among trust in health care providers, friends, and family, and vaccine hesitancy.”
Nowak SA, Gidengil CA, Parker AM, Matthews LJ.
Vaccine. 2021 Aug 26:S0264-410X(21)01068-9. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2021.08.035. Online ahead of print. PMID: 34456072

“Linking physician attitudes to their breast cancer screening practices: a survey of US primary care providers and gynecologists.” Radhakrishnan, A., Nowak, S. A., Parker, A. M., Visvanathan, K., & Pollack, C. E. (2018). Preventive Medicine, 107, 90-102.

“Association between physicians’ experiences with members of their social network and efforts to reduce breast cancer screening.” Pollack, C. E., Radhakrishnan, A., Parker, A. M., Chen, X., Visvanathan, K., & Nowak, S. A. (2018). JAMA Internal Medicine, 178(1), 148-151.

“Linking reminders and physician breast cancer screening recommendations: results from a national survey.” Siembida, E. J., Radhakrishnan, A., Nowak, S. A., Parker, A. M., & Pollack, C. E. (2017). JCO Clinical Cancer Informatics, 1, 1-10.

“Physician breast cancer screening recommendations following guideline changes: results of a national survey.” Radhakrishnan, A., Nowak, S. A., Parker, A. M., Visvanathan, K., & Pollack, C. E. (2017). JAMA Internal Medicine, 177(6), 877-878.

“Social network effects of nonlifesaving early-stage breast cancer detection on mammography rates.” Nowak, S. A., & Parker, A. M. (2014). American Journal of Public Health, 104(12), 2439-2444.

“The COMPARE microsimulation model and the US Affordable Care Act.” Cordova, A., Girosi, F., Nowak, S., Eibner, C., & Finegold, K. (2013). International Journal of Microsimulation, 6(3), 78-117.

“Models of dynamic extraction of lipid tethers from cell membranes.” Nowak, S.A. & Chou, T. (2010). Physical Biology, 7(2), 026002.