Sarah is mixed-methods researcher and evaluator supporting a range of health equity-focused projects
Sarah has over 10 years of experience conducting qualitative and mixed methods research and evaluation to support a variety of health equity-focused projects. She is also an experienced project manager with a large portfolio of projects for which she provides technical assistance and capacity building support to a range of organization types and teams.
Hodge has conducted research and analysis on a range of public health topics including falls risk in older adults; HIV risk and avoidance behaviors; HIV stigma; COVID-19 prevention and vaccination behaviors; mental and behavioral health needs for farm and ranch families in rural communities; primary, secondary, and tertiary opioid misuse prevention; and death scene investigation during natural disasters.
As the current Project Director for a HRSA Special Projects of National Significance (Ryan White Part F) Initiative, Hodge manages multisite evaluation and dissemination technical assistance activities for ten demonstration sites implementing services to support older adults aging with HIV, including people living with dementia. For a previous Ryan White Part F Initiative, she managed and lead technical assistance efforts for eight demonstration sites implementing behavioral health models of care to improve HIV health outcomes for Black men who have sex with men.
In addition to this work, she is the operations team lead for two NIH-funded grants as part of the RADx-Underserved Populations program that seeks to understand the factors associated with disparities in COVID-19 morbidity and mortality. Her role on this project includes providing technical assistance and support to data collection sites, including training, ad-hoc capacity building support, and guidance on implementation of two randomized clinical trials.
Prior to joining NORC, Hodge worked in health communications and policy for the vector-borne diseases research group at CDC and conducted policy research on tuberculosis for the World Health Organization.