BioSarah Hooper is the Executive Director of the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science & Health Policy and Lecturer in Law at UC Hastings College of the Law. She is also Policy Director of the Medical-Legal Partnership for Seniors.
Since first joining the Consortium in 2009 as a Senior Legal Research Fellow, Sarah has dedicated her career to developing innovative medical-legal collaborations that can advance equity in health care. She has a special interest in complex care populations, and in particular how health and legal systems can respond to the aging of this population. Her work encompasses clinical interventions such as the Medical-Legal Partnership for Seniors Clinic, research collaborations such as the Dementia Care Ecosystem trial, and educational initiatives for providers and the public such as the Optimizing Aging Collaborative and PREPARE.
Sarah is the Faculty Advisor for the JD Concentration in Health Law & Policy at UC Hastings and teaches in the UCSF-UC Hastings Master of Science in Health Law & Policy program. Sarah received her BA in Law & Society with honors from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she was a Regents Scholar and appointed member of the Associated Students Legislative Council and board member of the Shoreline Preservation Fund. She received her law degree from the University of California Hastings College of the Law, where she co-founded the Hastings Hurricane Relief Organization following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.