Sarah DeFeo, Director of Scientific Affairs

Sarah DeFeo joined OCRF in November 2008 and manages the Fund’s scientific grantmaking and programmatic initiatives. Before joining OCRF, Sarah spent three years as the Director of the Physician Advocacy Fellowship at Columbia University, a program which trained doctors in social justice and health policy work. She has also served as the Project Officer at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine’s Center to Advance Palliative Care, and in various positions at the Social Science Research Council, where she coordinated a fellowship program for graduate students studying in the developing world.

Sarah graduated with honors from Vassar College with a degree in American History and earned her Master’s degree in Public Policy and Administration from Columbia University. Sarah grew up in New Jersey and Massachusetts, and lives in Manhattan with her husband and daughters.