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 (Co-PI)
PI: Julia Raifman, ScD, MSc
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

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

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


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  1. 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 Jan 05. PMID: 33399230
  2. 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
  3. 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. 2020 Nov 21; 88:103038.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33232885
  4. 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
  5. Lederer AM, Hoban MT, Lipson SK, Zhou S, Eisenberg D. More Than Inconvenienced: The Unique Needs of U.S. College Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Health Educ Behav. 2021 02; 48(1):14-19. PMID: 33131325
  6. Abelson S, Lipson SK, Zhou S, Eisenberg D. Muslim Young Adult Mental Health and the 2016 US Presidential Election. JAMA Pediatr. 2020 Oct 05. PMID: 33016990
  7. Ganson KT, Rodgers RF, Lipson SK, Cadet TJ, Putnam M. Sexual Assault Victimization and Eating Disorders Among College-enrolled Men. J Interpers Violence. 2020 Sep 20; 886260520958634. PMID: 32951507
  8. Stallman HM, Lipson SK, Zhou S, Eisenberg D. How do university students cope? An exploration of the health theory of coping in a US sample. J Am Coll Health. 2020 Jul 16; 1-7. PMID: 32672507
  9. Zickgraf HF, Hazzard VM, O'Connor SM, Simone M, Williams-Kerver GA, Anderson LM, Lipson SK. Examining vegetarianism, weight motivations, and eating disorder psychopathology among college students. Int J Eat Disord. 2020 Sep; 53(9):1506-1514. PMID: 32621566
  10. Hazzard VM, Simone M, Borg SL, Borton KA, Sonneville KR, Calzo JP, Lipson SK. Disparities in eating disorder risk and diagnosis among sexual minority college students: Findings from the national Healthy Minds Study. Int J Eat Disord. 2020 Sep; 53(9):1563-1568. PMID: 32449541
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