Sarah Miller-Fellows
Year
2019
Chapter
Position
Case Western Reserve University, PhD Candidate

Sarah Miller-Fellows, MA, MPH is an an applied medical anthropologist and public health practitioner merging qualitative research with public health policy and advocacy work. As a PhD candidate in medical anthropology at Case Western Reserve University, she has recently completed a 2 year study of Amish responses to genetic disorders funded by the National Science Foundation and the Wenner Gren Foundation for her dissertation titled “Making Medicine Amish.” Her past research has studied the creation of culturally and structurally competent mental health services for Amish communities and the role of childhood treatment in preventing infertility following schistosomiasis infection. Previously, she was a graduate researcher at the Schubert Center for Child Studies at Case Western Reserve University. At the Schubert Center, Sarah found a passion for merging academic work with public policy through her work child policy initiatives in Ohio and beyond. She worked on projects including child maltreatment, LGBTQ* parenting, and including adolescent development training in police reform efforts.

Sarah is a born and raised Austinite and is passionate about improving women and children’s health in Texas and creating more equitable, accessible, and inclusive healthcare for all. She received her undergraduate degree in French and Anthropology from Smith College as well as both graduate degrees from Case Western Reserve University. She volunteers with Casa Marianella at Posada Esperanza, a refugee shelter for women and children survivors of domestic or cultural violence.  She returned to her hometown of Austin after completing her dissertation research in 2018, where she lives with her husband, Spenser. Her children, Oliver and Charlotte, are her inspiration for advocating for a better world.