Sarah K. Lipson, PhD

Assistant Professor, Health Law, Policy & Management
(617) 358-2167sklipson@bu.edu

Biography

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.

Education

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

Classes Taught

  • SPHPH842
  • SPHPM931
  • SPHPM950

Publications

  • Published on 11/5/2018

    Lipson SK, Lattie EG, Eisenberg D. Increased Rates of Mental Health Service Utilization by U.S. College Students: 10-Year Population-Level Trends (2007-2017). Psychiatr Serv. 2019 Jan 01; 70(1):60-63. PMID: 30394183.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 9/1/2018

    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.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 8/9/2018

    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.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 6/30/2018

    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.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 3/2/2018

    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 06; 51(6):518-526. PMID: 29500865.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 1/1/2018

    Eisenberg, D, Lipson, S, Ceglarek, P, Kern, A, & Phillips, M. Promoting Behavioral Health and Reducing Risk among College Students: A Comprehensive Approach. College student mental health: the national landscape. 2018.

  • Published on 12/21/2017

    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.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 12/21/2016

    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.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 7/1/2016

    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.

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  • Published on 4/9/2016

    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.

    Read at: PubMed

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