- Professor of Epidemiology and Prevention at Wake Forest School of Medicine - Other University
- IRB Member
Sara A. Quandt, PhD, is Professor of Epidemiology and Prevention at Wake Forest School of Medicine. She is also Associate Director of the Program in Community Engagement of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute and serves as Associate Director of the Center for Worker Health. She received her PhD in anthropology with a minor in human nutrition from Michigan State University. Quandt’s research focuses on health disparities with rural and minority communities, with a concentration on occupational health and safety of immigrant workers. She has directed NIH- and NIOSH-funded CBPR studies with farmworkers and poultry processing workers. She currently directs a study of women and children in farmworker families designed to understand determinants of early childhood obesity, and she participates in the PACE study of pesticides and farmworkers, now in its 18th year. She is the author of over 300 journal articles and 25 book chapters. Quandt’s commitment to health research has been recognized by the National Rural Health Association (Outstanding Rural Health Research Award in 2007), the Washington Association of Practicing Anthropologists (2003 Praxis Award for excellence in applied anthropology), and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (2006 National Occupational Research Agenda Innovative Research Award for Worker Health and Safety.