Sara Feldman is a current doctoral student at the University of Michigan who has research interests in Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Specifically, her focus lies in the early detection and diagnosis of AD and the associated ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) of genetic testing and biomarker screening (e.g. amyloid, neurofibrillary tau tangles) to promote early pre-clinical AD detection. Additionally, Sara has an interest in interventions and programs aimed at reducing the stress and burden associated with dementia caregiving.
Sara earned her Master’s degree from the University of Michigan School of Public Health in Health Behavior and Health Education in 2018. She also has a Certificate in Injury Prevention through the University of Michigan School of Public Health and is working on completing a Certificate in Advanced Clinical Dementia Practice through the University of Michigan School of Social Work. Prior to attending the University of Michigan, Sara worked in domestic and international settings contributing to work in health education and promotion, disability education policy and advocacy, and case management for persons with disabilities. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies from The Pennsylvania State University in 2015, and completed her International Baccalaureate Secondary Education in 2004.