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Dr. Sara Moore

Sara MooreTitle: Assistant Professor and Health Disparity Researcher, Salem State University

In her role as assistant professor of sociology and faculty fellow for civic engagement, Moore engages both students and community partners through community-engaged research and critically-engaged civic learning. With teaching and research interests ranging from health and well-being to civic engagement, and with a background in public sociology, Moore encourages her students to collaborate with community partners beyond the university to identify and examine social inequalities and create meaningful social change. In valuing multiple forms of local and expert knowledge, Moore’s approach builds bridges between universities, students, community organizations and community members. Moore has worked with students and communities on issues like civic engagement, health equity, education, and food justice. She is a member of several councils and committees in Salem, including the Food Policy Council and the Board of Health. Moore earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Shepherd University, a master’s degree in sociology from The New School and a Ph.D. in sociology from George Mason University.

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