Sarah Cprek, MPH, PhD
Director of Undergraduate Studies | Lecturer
151 Washington Ave.
Bowman Hall 355
Lexington, KY 40506-0059
Contact: | 859.218.0196




University of Kentucky


University of Kentucky


BS, Biology
University of Kentucky


Sarah Cprek, MPH, is a Lecturer in the Department of Health, Behavior, and Society, and the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Bachelor of Public Health program. She teaches CPH 201, An Introduction to Public Health and CPH 440, Foundations of Health Behavior for the undergraduate program. She is the recipient of the 2016 Dean’s Innovation in Teaching Award for her work redeveloping the Introduction to Public Health course, which is taught to 400 students across the university annually. She is a member of the Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health’s Undergraduate Public Health and Global Health Education Network. 

In addition to her Lecturer role, Sarah works on several research projects with Dr. Corrine Williams of the Department of Health, Behavior, and Society.  Specifically, she supports the state evaluation needs for the state wide home visitation program, HANDS. She has also worked on group prenatal care evaluations and a multi-campus evaluation of violence on college campuses. Sarah’s primary research interests involve the long-term impact of childhood experiences on health, specifically in regards to the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), positive parenting practices, and the social determinants of health and educational attainment.

Research Interests:
  • Impact of childhood experiences on health
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
  • Positive parenting practicies
  • Social determination of health and educational attainment