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Portrait of Sara Hooper

Sarah Hooper (UC Law SF PI)

Sarah Hooper, JD is the Executive Director of the UCSF/UC Law SF Consortium on Law, Science & Health Policy and Lecturer in Law at UC Law SF College of the Law.

Professor Hooper teaches a number of courses in the health law program at UC Law SF and is the Faculty Advisor for the JD Concentration in Health Law & Policy. She also serves as Co-Director of the Master of Science in Health Policy & Law Degree (HPL) and the Policy Director of the Medical-Legal Partnership for Seniors clinic.

Sarah has dedicated her career to developing innovative medical-legal collaborations that can advance equity in health care. She has a special interest in complex care, and in particular the role of law and lawyers in improving systems of care for underserved older individuals with complex medical and social needs.

Her work encompasses clinical interventions such as the Medical-Legal Partnership for Seniors Clinic, research collaborations such as the Care Ecosystem trial, and educational initiatives for providers and the public such as the Optimizing Aging Collaborative and PREPARE. Her scholarship has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law, Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, and Health Affairs Blog.

Professor Hooper is a Senior Atlantic Fellow for Health Equity in the Fitz Mullan Health Workforce Institute at George Washington University.

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