The Mary Christie Foundation today announced that Sarah Ketchen Lipson, PhD, EdM, Boston University School of Public Health Assistant Professor and Co-Principal Investigator of the national Healthy Minds Study, has joined its Board of Directors.
Foundation leaders see Lipson’s nationally renowned work in college behavioral health research and advocacy as a significant benefit in advancing its mission to improve the behavioral health and wellbeing of teens and young adults.
“Dr. Lipson and her partners at The Healthy Minds Network have produced some of the most relevant data to date on the state of college student behavioral health,” said John P. Howe III, MD, President and Chairman of the Mary Christie Foundation. “We are so delighted have someone of her skill and obvious passion for this work help us shape the Foundation’s agenda to improve behavioral health outcomes for our next generation of leaders.”
Dr. Lipson is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Law Policy and Management at the Boston University School of Public Health. She is also co-Principal Investigator of the national Healthy Minds Study, an annual survey of undergraduate and graduate student mental health and related factors. Sarah completed a dual-PhD at University of Michigan in Health Services Organization and Policy at the School of Public Health and Higher Education at the School of Education, where she was awarded best dissertation of the year. She received her bachelor’s degree from Tufts University, her master’s from Harvard University, and was a Fulbright scholar. Sarah teaches a range of graduate-level research courses at the Boston University School of Public Health.
The Mary Christie Foundation is a thought leadership organization dedicated to the behavioral health and wellbeing of teens and young adults with a particular focus on college students. It utilizes publishing, research and convening to add to the improved behavioral health outcomes of our next generation of leaders.
CONTACT: Marjorie Malpiede, 617-548-6808.