MPH, Community Health Sciences, University of Illinois, Chicago
Fellowship Manager

Sarah Wagener is the Manager of the Doris Duke Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well-Being, an initiative of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation facilitated by Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago. In this role, she designs and manages fellowship learning and development opportunities; builds relationships with 105 fellows and 90 mentors annually; and manages the annual recruitment and selection of a diverse, interdisciplinary cohort of fellows. Prior to serving as Manager, Ms. Wagener served as Fellowship Network Coordinator for the Doris Duke Fellowships from June 2016-August 2017.

While in graduate school 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. 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 writing programming 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.