City University of New York (CUNY); Love Heals, Inc.
Sara C. Flowers is a candidate for the Doctorate in Public Health degree at The Graduate Center, City University of New York. Concurrently, Sara is a CUNY adjunct professor for York College and the School of Public Health. At York College, Sara also serves as a Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow for The Collaborative Research Group on Health Policy & Promotion + the UrbanHealth Lab.
Since 2009, Sara has worked as Director of the Leadership Empowerment and Awareness Program (LEAP) for Girls, a behavior change intervention program of Love Heals, the Alison Gertz Foundation for AIDS Education. Sara is an advocate for evidence-informed practice and emotional intelligence in sexuality health education. Her research interests focus on fidelity and adaptation of sexuality health education curricula in the urban classroom, and other sexual health topics as they relate to disparities, youth of color, and abortion access. Until recently, Sara was a member of the Board of Directors of the New York Abortion Access Fund (NYAAF), serving as manager of data and evaluation. When she isn’t teaching or working on her dissertation, you can find Sara enjoying life in Fort Greene, Brooklyn with her husband, George, and their daughter, Zora.