Sarah K. Volkman ScD

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Dr. Sarah Volkman is a Principal Research Scientist in the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is part of the Malaria Diversity Project at The Broad Institute, and Professor of Nursing at the School of Nursing and Health Sciences at Simmons College. Her research focuses on malaria population genetic diversity related to changes in transmission and drug resistance. Dr. Volkman earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, San Diego (cum laude) in 1986 and doctoral degree from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in 1995. She conducted postdoctoral studies with Professor Dyann Wirth at the Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health and was appointed senior research scientist in 1998. Dr. Volkman is a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee for the WorldWide Antimalarial Resistance Network (wWARN) and a member of the Malaria Disease Reference group of TDR at the World Health Organization.