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Sara Duffey

Doctoral Student


Sara Duffey holds an MSW from the Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois Chicago (2021). She is interested in the intersection of health outcomes for older incarcerated individuals diagnosed with cancer. In addition to her doctoral studies, Sara works for the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University in research administration, supporting research programs to promote interdisciplinary research. Her previous experience includes partnering with advocacy groups to conduct clinical trial outreach and provide education to underserved communities and clinical trial management.

Sara is a Madison, Wis., native, played on the boy’s hockey team growing up, and is also a certified scuba diver! She is excited to embark on continued social work scholarship and develop relationships for continued collaborations.