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 is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Law Policy and Management at the Boston University School of Public Health. She is also Associate Director of the Healthy Minds Network for Research on Adolescent and Young Adult Mental Health and co-Principal Investigator of the Healthy Minds Study. Additionally, Sarah serves as co-chair of the National Network of Depression Centers’ College Mental Health Task Force.

Sarah’s research focuses primarily on mental health and service utilization in college populations. She employs varied methodologies, including large-scale epidemiological surveys and population-level interventions.

Sarah 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 received her bachelor’s degree from Tufts University where she was awarded best honors thesis of the year and graduated with honors. She holds a master’s from Harvard University and was a Fulbright scholar.

08/01/2018 - 07/31/2019 (PI)
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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
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  1. Lipson SK, Kern A, Eisenberg D, Breland-Noble AM. Mental Health Disparities Among College Students of Color. J Adolesc Health. 2018 Sep; 63(3):348-356. PMID: 30237000.
  2. Downs N, Galles E, Skehan B, Lipson SK. Be True to Our Schools-Models of Care in College Mental Health. Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2018 Aug 09; 20(9):72. PMID: 30094519.
  3. Kern A, Hong V, Song J, Lipson SK, Eisenberg D. Mental health apps in a college setting: openness, usage, and attitudes. Mhealth. 2018; 4:20. PMID: 30050916.
  4. Sonneville KR, Lipson SK. Disparities in eating disorder diagnosis and treatment according to weight status, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic background, and sex among college students. Int J Eat Disord. 2018 Jun; 51(6):518-526. PMID: 29500865.
  5. Lipson SK, Eisenberg D. Mental health and academic attitudes and expectations in university populations: results from the healthy minds study. J Ment Health. 2018 Jun; 27(3):205-213. PMID: 29265935.
  6. Lipson SK, Sonneville KR. Eating disorder symptoms among undergraduate and graduate students at 12 U.S. colleges and universities. Eat Behav. 2017 01; 24:81-88. PMID: 28040637.
  7. Pedrelli P, Borsari B, Lipson SK, Heinze JE, Eisenberg D. Gender Differences in the Relationships Among Major Depressive Disorder, Heavy Alcohol Use, and Mental Health Treatment Engagement Among College Students. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2016 07; 77(4):620-8. PMID: 27340967; PMCID: PMC4987072.
  8. Lipson SK, Jones JM, Taylor CB, Wilfley DE, Eichen DM, Fitzsimmons-Craft EE, Eisenberg D. Understanding and promoting treatment-seeking for eating disorders and body image concerns on college campuses through online screening, prevention and intervention. Eat Behav. 2017 04; 25:68-73. PMID: 27117825.
  9. Lipson, S, & Eisenberg, D. Do resident advisors serve as mental health gatekeepers?: evidence from a natural experiment on college campuses. Journal of Psychiatry and Mental Health. 2016; 1(2).
  10. Posselt, J, & Lipson, S. Competition, anxiety, and depression in the college classroom: variations by student identity and field of study. Journal of College Student Development. 2016; 57(8):973-989.
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