Sarah LaFave

2018 cohort, Johns Hopkins University
Sarah LaFave, MPH, RN, BSN is interested in innovations in aging in place, health equity, housing policy, and cost-effectiveness evaluation. She is particularly interested in mitigating the impact of historical and ongoing housing discrimination and structural racism on older adult health.

She earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Delaware and her Masters of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University.

Sarah worked as a nurse care manager and founding team member of an Aging in Place “Village” in Wilmington, Delaware. She later worked as Director of Community Health Initiatives at the University of Delaware College of Health Sciences. Sarah is Board President of the nonprofit organization Lori’s Hands. Lori’s Hands undergraduate volunteers provide assistance with non-medical instrumental activities of daily living and, in turn, community members living with chronic illness help students to understand the practical implications of health policy and health systems. Sarah founded the organization in 2009 in memory of her mother, Lori.

LaFave lives in Baltimore, Maryland.