Sarah Hooper, JD 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 and a Senior Atlantic Fellow for Health Equity in the Fitz Mullan Health Workforce Institute at George Washington University.
Since first joining the Consortium in 2009 as a Senior Legal Research Fellow, Professor Hooper 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 Care Ecosystem trial, and educational initiatives for providers and the public such as the Optimizing Aging Collaborative and PREPARE. Her scholarship has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law, Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, and Health Affairs Blog.
Professor Hooper teaches a number of courses in the health law program at UC Hastings and is the Faculty Advisor for the JD Concentration in Health Law & Policy. A proud lifelong public school kid and Californian, Sarah is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara and the University of California Hastings College of the Law.
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
Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
The Medical-Legal Partnership Model: A Focus on Older Adults and Social Determinants of Health 01/2020
Journal of the American Society on Aging
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