Sarah Tom

Sarah Tom

Sarah Tom

Assistant Professor
Epidemiology (in Neurology and the Gertrude H Sergievsky Center)


710 West 168th Street, Suite 640
New York New York 11032


Dr. Tom's primary area of research focuses on how social and health experiences from early life through older adulthood influence dementia and cognitive decline in older adults. She is particularly interested in using existing sources of data to study the development of these processes over the life course. Dr. Tom's work also examines sleep health in older adults, women's health and aging, and patterns of prescription drug use among Medicare beneficiaries.



BA, 2002, University of California, Berkeley
MA, 2003, University of California, Berkeley
MPH, 2004, University of California, Berkeley
PhD, 2007, University of California, Berkeley

Areas of Expertise

Aging and Elderly, Alzheimer's Disease, Social Epidemiology, Women's Health, Medicaid/Medicare

Select Publications

Tom SE, Wyman A, Woods NF, Anderson, Jr FA, Adachi JD, Chapurlat RD, Compston JE, Cyrus Cooper C, Diez-Perez A, Gehlbach SH, Greenspan SL, Hooven FH, March L, Netelenbos JC, Nieves JW, Pfeilschifter J, Rossini M, Roux C, Saag KG, Siris ES, Silverman S, Watts NB, LaCroix AZ. Regional Differences in Incident Pre-Frailty and Frailty. Journal of Women's Health. 2017. 26(9).

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