Sarah Ketchen Lipson, PhD, EdM
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Health Law, Policy & Management

PhD, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
EdM, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Sarah Ketchen Lipson, PhD, EdM is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Law Policy and Management at the Boston University School of Public Health. She is co-Principal Investigator of the Healthy Minds Study and Associate Director of the Healthy Minds Network.

Dr. Lipson's research focuses on understanding and addressing mental health inequalities in adolescent and young adult populations, especially college students. She employs varied methodologies, including large-scale epidemiological surveys and population-level interventions. Her work has been featured in the Boston Globe, New York Times, Huffington Post, and on NPR.

Dr. Lipson teaches Research Theory and Design and Applied Studies in Health Services Research, and is faculty director of the Master's of Science in Health Services and Systems Research at BUSPH.

Dr. Lipson completed a dual PhD at University of Michigan in Health Services Organization and Policy at the School of Public Health and Higher Education at the School of Education, where she was awarded best dissertation of the year. She holds a master’s from Harvard University and was a Fulbright scholar. She received her bachelor’s degree from Tufts University where she graduated with honors.

Structural Stigma and Suicide Risk in Gender & Racial Minority Students: A Novel Study to Understand & Reduce Inequality
07/01/2020 - 06/30/2025 (PI)
The William T. Grant Foundation

A Structural Approach to Understanding and Addressing Suicidality among Transgender and Gender Nonconforming College Students
08/20/2020 - 07/31/2024 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Harnessing Mobile Technology to Reduce Mental Health Disorders in College Populations
08/23/2018 - 05/31/2023 (Subcontract PI)
Regents of the University of Michigan NIH NIMH

Expanding and making more accessible the prevention and social safety-net policies tracked in the COVID-19 US State Policy Database
08/15/2020 - 02/14/2022 (Multi-PI)
PI: Sarah Ketchen Lipson, PhD, EdM
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Faculty Response to College Student Behavioral Health Survey Study
05/01/2020 - 04/30/2021 (PI)
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

The Healthy Minds Study
09/01/2020 - 02/28/2021 (PI)
Regents of the University of Michigan

Evaluation of the Ohio Healthy Campus Initiative
08/01/2018 - 07/31/2019 (PI)
Pegs Foundation


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  1. Grammer AC, Vázquez MM, Fitzsimmons-Craft EE, Fowler LA, Rackoff GN, Schvey NA, Lipson SK, Newman MG, Eisenberg D, Taylor CB, Wilfley DE. Characterizing eating disorder diagnosis and related outcomes by sexual orientation and gender identity in a national sample of college students. Eat Behav. 2021 May 15; 42:101528. PMID: 34049053
  2. Hazzard VM, Ziobrowski HN, Borg SL, Schaefer LM, Mangold AC, Herting NA, Lipson SK, Crosby RD, Wonderlich SA. Past-Year Abuse and Eating Disorder Symptoms Among U.S. College Students. J Interpers Violence. 2021 Apr 01; 8862605211005156. PMID: 33794702
  3. Burke NL, Hazzard VM, Karvay YG, Schaefer LM, Lipson SK, Rodgers RF. Eating disorder prevalence among multiracial US undergraduate and graduate students: Is multiracial risk different than the sum of each identity? Eat Behav. 2021 04; 41:101501. PMID: 33798830; PMCID: PMC8164451; DOI: 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2021.101501;
  4. Lipson SK, Phillips MV, Winquist N, Eisenberg D, Lattie EG. Mental Health Conditions Among Community College Students: A National Study of Prevalence and Use of Treatment Services. Psychiatr Serv. 2021 Mar 04; appips202000437. PMID: 33657842
  5. Falvey SE, Hahn SL, Anderson OS, Lipson SK, Sonneville KR. Diagnosis of Eating Disorders Among College Students: A Comparison of Military and Civilian Students. Mil Med. 2021 Mar 04. PMID: 33686412
  6. Fitzsimmons-Craft EE, Taylor CB, Newman MG, Zainal NH, Rojas-Ashe EE, Lipson SK, Firebaugh ML, Ceglarek P, Topooco N, Jacobson NC, Graham AK, Kim HM, Eisenberg D, Wilfley DE. Harnessing mobile technology to reduce mental health disorders in college populations: A randomized controlled trial study protocol. Contemp Clin Trials. 2021 Apr; 103:106320. PMID: 33582295; PMCID: PMC8089064; DOI: 10.1016/j.cct.2021.106320;
  7. Hahn SL, Bauer KW, Kaciroti N, Eisenberg D, Lipson SK, Sonneville KR. Relationships between patterns of weight-related self-monitoring and eating disorder symptomology among undergraduate and graduate students. Int J Eat Disord. 2021 Apr; 54(4):595-605. PMID: 33399230
  8. Dong H, Dai J, Lipson SK, Curry L. Help-seeking for mental health services in Asian American college students: an exploratory qualitative study. J Am Coll Health. 2020 Dec 08; 1-8. PMID: 33289588
  9. Buchheit BM, Crable EL, Lipson SK, Drainoni ML, Walley AY. "Opening the door to somebody who has a chance." - The experiences and perceptions of public safety personnel towards a public restroom overdose prevention alarm system. Int J Drug Policy. 2021 Feb; 88:103038.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33232885
  10. Jay J, Bor J, Nsoesie EO, Lipson SK, Jones DK, Galea S, Raifman J. Neighbourhood income and physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. Nat Hum Behav. 2020 12; 4(12):1294-1302.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33144713; PMCID: PMC8107986; DOI: 10.1038/s41562-020-00998-2;
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