Sarah Kunkle

Vitality Institute

Chronic disease prevention and health promotion are of utmost economic importance – a healthy population means a healthy bottom line. The Vitality Institute’s unique perspective on health promotion emphasizes technological innovations, behavioral economics, and collaboration across sectors.


Sarah is a Summer Intern at the Vitality Institute. Her work focuses on personalized health technologies related to health promotion and chronic disease prevention. Sarah is currently an MPH student in the Department of Epidemiology at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. She is pursuing a certificate in Comparative Effectiveness and Outcomes Research and serves on the board of the Food Policy and Obesity Prevention student group. While at Columbia, she has worked as a Graduate Research Assistant in the Department of Epidemiology working on projects related to integrative medicine and the effects of lifestyle factors on cancer survivorship.

Prior to attending Columbia, Sarah studied International Economics at Georgetown University and worked for Berkeley Research Group (BRG), a strategic advisory and expert consulting firm in Washington, DC. She has consulting experience with clients across the healthcare continuum, including Fortune 500 pharmaceutical manufacturers, biotech companies, health insurers, and pharmacy benefit managers in addition to experience with intellectual property and antitrust litigation.


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