Sara Stone is the Planetary Health Education Fellow of the Planetary Health Alliance, directing education efforts and managing the curation of educational materials for planetary health teaching globally. Sara received a Master’s of Science in the Control of Infectious Diseases from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine where she completed her dissertation on the importance of measuring the resiliency of health systems, and a B.A. in Global Health and Ethics from Dartmouth College.
Sara is also the Director of Education and Training for Global Health Sim, an innovative, open access resource for global health learning, where she designs education curriculums for simulations, builds simulations on a variety of disaster and health topics and trains others to facilitate simulations. Over the last five years, Sara has worked as a Captain and marine educator, teaching sailing and ocean conservation as experiential education to teenagers on immersive, 3-week programs.
Before coming to PHA, Sara worked as a Public Health Associate with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, based in Fort Collins, CO in Research and Evaluation and Emergency Preparedness Planning. She has also worked at the World Health Organization’s Western Pacific Regional Office in Manila, Philippines in the Emergency and Humanitarian Aid Unit, within the Division of Health Security and Emergencies.
Sara was honored for her outstanding support and leadership in CDC’s response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, 2014-2015, by the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases.
“Planetary Health equips us with the knowledge and tools to traverse disciplinary and geographic silos and, when coupled with technological innovation and IT connectivity, creates a path forward in the Anthropocene. Without Planetary Health, we are missing the bigger picture.”