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Sara Romero, Ph.D.
Research Fellow in Global Health and Social Medicine (EXT), Harvard Medical School

Dr. Sara Romero is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School under the mentorship of Dr. Vikram Patel, Pershing Square Professor of Global Health in the Blavatnik Institute’s Department of Global Health and Social Medicine. Before joining Dr. Patel’s group, Dr. Romero’s research focused on assessing stress and trauma reactions and its related health outcomes within Latinx migrant communities in the United States. As a postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Romero’s program of research will integrate interdisciplinary and multi-method approaches to understand how the interplay of Latinx cultural values and psychosocial factors influence stress and trauma reactions within migrant communities in Latin America in efforts to implement a psychological intervention via task-sharing approaches to mitigate such reactions. Dr. Romero received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Mount Saint Mary College, her Master of Arts in Psychology in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and her Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology from Fordham University