Editorial Advisory Board Profile:
Sara Gorman, PhD, MPH
Director, High School Programming, Jed Foundation
In her current role at The Jed Foundation (JED), Sara Gorman directs a suicide prevention program in high schools across the country. As a public health and behavioral science expert, she has also written extensively about global health, science communication, psychology, and mental health, among other topics. Sara’s first book, Denying to the Grave: Why We Ignore the Facts That Will Save Us, explores the psychology behind irrational health beliefs and decisions. The book also provides advice for how the general public can discriminate between valid and invalid science, and considers how public health professionals and doctors can communicate with patients who have a fundamental mistrust of science and medical research. Sara’s work has appeared or been reviewed in TIME, The New Yorker, Science, Psychology Today, The Atlantic, BBC and NPR. Sara is also Co-Founder of Critica, a community committed to making rational decisions about health and security.