Sarah Esmond

Position title: Director, Collaborative Center for Health Equity


Phone: (608) 263-9401

4245 HSLC

Sarah Esmond

Sarah lends project management to all Center offerings, to ensure alignment of health equity-related programming with CCHE mission and offerings occurring in the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, other UW Health Sciences schools, and with central campus entities including the UW Office of Community Relations.  She serves on the South Madison Partnership Advisory Board and lends community engagement leadership to the All of Us Wisconsin programming out of UW-Madison.  She contributes to multiple national workgroups and networks addressing equity and inclusion and community engaged research such as the NIH-sponsored CE Broker’s/Program Managers Meeting, and programming from the Community-Campus Partnerships for Health.  She also co-founded the Health Equity Leadership Institute and the Advancing Health Equity and Diversity programs at UW, now in their 11th years.  She established CCHE Research Ambassadors in Milwaukee (with long-time partners at the United Community Center) and in Madison.

Sarah served as Administrative Director for two NIH/NIMHD Center of Excellence awards to UW (2002-2006/2008-2014).  Between 2015 and February 2020, she served as the Administrative Director for the UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research.  She facilitates research partnerships, community-academic engagement and career development programming to of health equity scholars addressing disparities in health across diverse communities of Wisconsin.