Sarah Goff, MD. Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in Health Promotion and Policy. A practicing pediatrician and internist, Goff specializes in maternal-child health care quality, organizational behavior, communication in health care, implementation science, and healthcare equity. Some of her recent studies examined the relationship between organizational factors and pediatric health care quality, identifying barriers to effective implementation of evidence-based guidelines for perinatal depression in pediatric practices, and determining whether Medicaid accountable care organizations improve asthma outcomes for children at high risk for disparate care and outcomes.
Dr. Goff plans to investigate the barriers to care for Parental Prenatal Mood Disorders, (PMD) such as depression and anxiety. She will develop a grant to fund a randomized trial of strategies to implement effective screening and referral protocols in pediatric practices serving vulnerable populations.
Departmental Website: https://www.umass.edu/sphhs/person/faculty/sarah-l-goff