Elizabeth Sarma, PhD, MPH

Elizabeth (Liz) Sarma, PhD, MPH, is a Program Director in the Health Systems and Interventions Research Branch (HSIRB) of the Healthcare Delivery Research Program. Dr. Sarma's research portfolio broadly focuses on early detection behaviors, including cancer screening and care-seeking for potential cancer symptoms. She is interested in defining and characterizing cancer diagnostic pathways in the U.S., including identification and mapping of appropriate data, and in the development of multilevel strategies to promote earlier diagnosis, particularly for symptomatic cancers. She is also actively involved in promoting international collaborations to advance early diagnosis research.

Dr. Sarma earned her doctorate in Social Health Psychology from Stony Brook University. She also holds an MPH, with a concentration in Quantitative Methods, from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and a BA in Psychology from the Western University, located in her hometown of London, Canada.

Last Updated: 18 Jun, 2024