Sarah Ball

Vice President

Sarah Ball, ScD, MS, MPH, is a Vice President for Clinical Research. She is an epidemiologist specializing in the innovative design and implementation of clinical studies, complex data collection and management, and synthesis of research findings. With a background in maternal and child health, combined with more than a decade of experience in infectious disease, Ball’s experience spans both epidemiologic research as well as program implementation and evaluation.

Ball oversees a large electronic health record network examining COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness, and has planned and coordinated several additional multisite epidemiologic studies to examine vaccine effectiveness among high-risk populations, as well as implemented internet-based surveys to examine vaccination coverage and to better understand barriers to vaccination. She has also designed and managed evaluations of maternal and child health programs and provided technical assistance on best data collection practices for program monitoring and evaluation.



  • ScD, Maternal and Child Health, Harvard School of Public Health
  • MS, Maternal and Child Health, Harvard School of Public Health
  • MPH, Epidemiology and Biostatistics/Social and Behavioral Health, Boston University School of Public Health
  • BA, Psychology, Hamilton College

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