Sarah Hooper is the Executive Director of the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science & Health Policy and Adjunct Professor of Law at UC Hastings College of the Law. Through the Consortium, she develops interprofessional programs for faculty and students, including educational curricula and degrees, joint research, and clinical training and service programs. In particular, Sarah led the Consortium’s effort to establish the Medical-Legal Partnership for Seniors clinic (MLPS) and now as its Policy Director is working to scale the model locally and nationally.
Sarah’s research focuses on legal issues in aging and dementia care, including health care decision making and informed consent, capacity, elder financial abuse, the link between health and access to civil justice, and models of comprehensive and coordinated care. She is a 2018 Leaders for Health Equity Fellow with George Washington University.
Sarah teaches or has taught “Elder Law & Policy,” “Law of End of Life Care,” “Medical-Legal Partnership for Seniors Seminar,” “Concentration in Law & Health Science Seminar,” “Health Law: Research Compliance & Ethics” and “Master of Studies in Law for Healthcare Providers Seminar” at UC Hastings and is a frequent guest lecturer at UCSF.
University of California, Hastings College of the Law 2008
University of California, Santa Barbara 2005
B.A., Law and Society
University of London Queen Mary 2004
Study Abroad, Law & English
George Washington University School of Public Health
Leader in Health Equity Fellow, Health Equity
Development of an adaptive, personalized, and scalable dementia care program: Early findings from the Care Ecosystem 03/2017
The Human Frontal Lobes: Functions and Disorders (3rd ed.)
Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law
Institute on Aging Access to Justice Initiative
Annals of Internal Medicine