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Sarah Ann Anderson-Burnett

Sarah Ann R. Anderson-Burnett, MD, Ph.D (she/her) is the Director of Clinical Services and Quality Improvement at Barnard College and Clinical Assistant Professor in Pediatrics at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. She is a graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana and attended the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai for both her MD and Ph.D. Her doctoral studies led to the discovery of brain mapping techniques that demonstrated the significant role stress plays in both depression and heroin addiction. Dr. Anderson-Burnett completed her pediatric residency, chief residency and adolescent medicine fellowship at NYP-Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital. The cornerstone of her clinical and investigative training is an unwavering commitment to operationalizing health equity and justice for adolescent youth through strategic partnerships with national organizations and by leading the charge on constructing health equity-centric programming, directives, and policies. To that cause, she has been featured in several publications, podcasts, invited lectureships and conferences to speak on her expertise.  Altogether, she is a passionate believer in the empowerment of adolescent and young adults to become transformational world leaders through supporting and advocating for their holistic health care needs and dignity.