Sarah Gollust is the principal investigator on a SHARE-funded project to measure geographic variation in ACA-related media messages and the subsequent relationship of media messages to insurance enrollment from 2013 to 2014.
Gollust is currently an Assistant Professor in the Division of Health Policy and Management at the University Of Minnesota School Of Public Health. Her broad research interests are in the politics and ethics of health policy, and she is particularly interested in understanding the media’s role in influencing the public’s opinions and perceptions of health policy issues. Her recent published research has examined media framing of and public opinion toward health inequalities, type 2 diabetes, childhood obesity, and the HPV vaccine.
Other Professional Roles
Prior to teaching, she was a Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. Gollust also completed a fellowship at the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health and the National Human Genome Research Institute, where she conducted research on the ethical and social implications of genetic testing. She received her Ph.D. in Health Services Organization and Policy from the University of Michigan.
The State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) is a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and a part of the Health Policy and Management Division of the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota.