Sarah Hartzell

Sarah Y.T. Hartzell

Ph.D. Student - Social and Behavioral Health

Summary

Research interests 

My main research interest in on mental health and the community. I am also interested in using claims data in research. With claims data, I have been working on projects related to prescription opioid use.

Faculty mentors

  • Dr. Sarah Friedman

Awards

  • Recipient of the Dean Merit Scholarship Award for 2019-2020

Selected presentations and publications

  • Hartzell, S. T. (2019, September 25). A National Analysis of Shackling Laws and Policies as they Relate to Pregnant Incarcerated Women. Presented at the NPHA Conference, Reno, NV. 
  •  Thomas, S.Y. & Lanterman, J. L. (2017). A National Analysis of Shackling Laws and Policies as they Relate to Pregnant Incarcerated Women. Feminist Criminology Journal. https://doi.org/10.1177/1557085117737617 
  •  Taylor, M. & Thomas, S. Y. (2015). Juveniles behind bars: Risks and remedies. In M. Cavanaugh and M. McShane (Eds.), Understanding juvenile justice and delinquency (p. 197-211). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Publishing. 

Volunteer experience

  • Vice President, NAMI of Northern Nevada, March 2018-current 

Education

2023 (anticipated) Ph.D. in Public Health with specialization in Social and Behavioral Health 

2014 M.A. in Criminal Justice, University of Nevada, Reno

2013 B.A. in Sociology with minors in Psychology and Music, Western Washington University