Sarah Wackerbarth, PhD
Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs Associate Professor, MPH Director
111 Washington Ave.
CPH 105B
Lexington, KY 40536-0003
Contact: | 859.218.2079



PhD, Industrial Engineering: Operations Research/Decision Science

University of Wisconsin, Madison


MS, Industrial Engineering: Health Systems

University of Wisconsin, Madison


MS, Industrial Engineering

University of Wisconsin, Madison


Dr. Sarah Wackerbarth is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy. She is currently Director of Graduate Studies for the Master of Public Health Program, and teaches courses in both the Master of Public Health and Master of Health Administration programs. Her research focuses on improving the process of care and decision making in health care settings, and she has published over two dozen studies on decision making and process improvement. Dr. Wackerbarth also holds a graduate certificate in Gerontology.

Research Interests:
  • Organizational change
  • Process improvement
  • Patient safety
  • Patient decision making
  • Health provider decision making