MPH, Community Health Sciences, University of Illinois, Chicago
Fellowship Network Coordinator
Sarah Wagener is the Fellowship Network Coordinator at Chapin Hall. In this role, she provides program management support and strategic planning to the Doris Duke Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well-Being. Ms. Wagener is currently focused on developing an additional mentorship component of the fellowship, as well as creating a sustainable peer learning network for those affiliated with the fellowship.
At the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) School of Public Health, Ms. Wagener's focus in Community Health Sciences was on adolescent health and education as a structural determinant of health. While at UIC, she served as a research assistant for the MidAmerica Center for Public Health Practice's collaboration with the Office of Student Health and Wellness at Chicago Public Schools, as a program assistant for the Bridges to Baccalaureate Program, and as a retention specialist for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
Prior to coming to Chapin Hall, Ms. Wagener provided consultation for the Chicago Department of Public Health on Healthy Chicago 2.0, interned at the Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health and the National Institute for Reproductive Health, and served as an AmeriCorps Corps Member with City Year Chicago.
Ms. Wagener has a masters degree in Public Health from the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health and a bachelors degree in Drama and English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis. She is an Albert Schweitzer Fellow for Life.