About Sarah L. Cutrona

Dr. Sarah L. Cutrona, MD, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Medicine with the Division of General Medicine and Primary Care and the Meyers Primary Care Institute. Dr. Cutrona’s research explores the impact of social networks on health and preventive behavior. She is currently funded through a Clinical and Translational Sciences Award (CTSA) K12 grant to examine the ways in which an individual’s decisions about colorectal cancer screening can impact the screening behavior of friends and family members. Dr. Cutrona’s work on adherent behaviors has included studies of electronic and nonelectronic interventions to improve adherence to cardiovascular and diabetic medications.

In addition, Dr. Cutrona is involved in the FDA’s Mini-Sentinel project, developing approaches to validating health outcomes including acute myocardial infarction and anaphylaxis.

Dr. Cutrona’s previous work includes publications examining national characteristics of free prescription drug sample recipients. Dr. Cutrona was the first to describe free sample recipients on a national level. She found that free samples are distributed less frequently to poor and uninsured populations and identified safety concerns related to free samples. Her work received attention from the national media and from policy-makers.
Dr. Cutrona is board certified in Internal Medicine and received a Masters of Public Health.

Positions

Present Assistant Professor of Medicine with the Division of General Medicine and Primary Care and the Meyers Primary Care Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School
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Curriculum Vitae


Disciplines

None

Research Interests

Impact of Social Networks on Health and Preventive Behavior, Colorectal Cancer Screening, and Medication Adherence

Honors and Awards

Early Career Achievement in Science and Health Award, Women’s Faculty Committee, University of Massachusetts Medical School (2015), Early Career Investigator Award, HMO Research Network Annual Meeting (2012), Nominated for Milton W. Hamolsky Award for Outstanding Scientific Presentation (junior faculty), Society of General Internal Medicine Meeting (2009), and Mack Lipkin, Sr. Research Award for Outstanding Scientific Presentation (fellow), Society of General Internal Medicine Meeting (2006)


Contact Information

University of Massachusetts Medical School
377 Plantation St, Biotech 4
Suite 315
Worcester, MA 01605
Tel: 508-856-3086

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