16722-Wiehe, Sarah

Sarah E. Wiehe, MD, MPH

Associate Dean for Community and Translational Research

410 West 10th Street, Suite 2000

Indianapolis, IN 46202
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Sarah Wiehe, MD, MPH is Associate Dean for Community and Translational Research, Director of the Division of Children's Health Services Research and the Jean and Jerry Bepko Scholar in Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Wiehe is also Co-director of the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI). As part of the Indiana CTSI, she directs Community Health Partnerships, Monon Collaborative and Research Jam programs. As a pediatrician and public health researcher, her research specialty is leveraging existing data to improve health inequities among children, adolescents, and young adults. She actively partners with patients and community stakeholders to guide research questions, design studies, and disseminate  findings. Dr. Wiehe is also a Research Scientist at Regenstrief Institute and an Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology at the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health.

Titles & Appointments

  • Associate Dean for Community and Translational Research
  • Co-Director of Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute
  • Professor of Pediatrics
  • Jean and Jerry Bepko Professor of Pediatrics
  • Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health
  • Education
    2004 Fellowship University of Washington
    2004 MPH University of Washington
    2001 Residency University of Washington
    1998 MD University of Chicago
    1994 BA University of Chicago
  • Research
    My research focuses on health equity issues among children, adolescents, and young adults. I work collaboratively with academic and community partners to identify salient research questions, link existing data and uncover existing resources, investigate mutable factors contributing to structural and systemic injustice, and build sustainable infrastructure that promotes translational and impactful research. My work has resulted in a curated data set of Marion County (Indianapolis), Indiana clinical, public health, and justice data sources from 2000 to present and involves partnerships with many community-based agencies. Using these individually-linked, longitudinal data, my team and I study the social determinants of health, patterns of healthcare and social service utilization, justice involvement and residential mobility in order to identify opportunities for intervention among vulnerable populations.
  • Professional Organizations
    Academy Health
    American Academy of Pediatrics
    American Public Health Association
    Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatrics
  • Clinical Interests
    My clinical interests focus on serving children and their families who face systemic and structural inequities through prevention and empowerment. I serve by listening and offering guidance to my patients and their caregivers while embracing cultural humility and a partnership approach to healthcare provision.

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