Sarah Hicks is a PhD student in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Washington. She graduated with an MPH in Epidemiology from UW in 2022, and cum laude from the UW with a BS in Public Health in 2018. Sarah joins the START Center with a diverse research background, including collaborating on the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation’s Global Burden of Disease project, evaluating support tools for adolescents living with type 1 diabetes at Seattle Children's Hospital, and investigating road injuries at the Harborview Injury and Prevention Research Center. Most recently, Sarah has worked on a study investigating PrEP implementation strategies among maternal and child health clinics in Kenya. She has had the opportunity to develop data visualization tools, lead trainings with international stakeholders, and identify PrEP delivery strategies for future implementation and testing. Through the START Center, she hopes to apply her quantitative research skills to positively impact evidence-based public health decision making. Her research interests include HIV and STI prevention, improving maternal and child health outcomes, and implementation science.