Sarah Brothers

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B.A. Sociology, University of California Berkeley, 2014
Areas of Interest: 
Medical Sociology; Sociology of Knowledge; Health & Mental Health Disparities; Urban Marginality; Substance Use; Class & Gender; Social Theory; Qualitative Methods; Ethnography
Expertise, Gender, and Marginality: Assessing Protective Processes among People who Inject Drugs in the United States

Sarah Brothers is a doctoral candidate in sociology at Yale University. Her research interests include marginalized populations, injection drug use practices, health, expertise, and gender. Her dissertation uses in-depth interviews and ethnographic observation to examine uncredentialed expertise and health-related practices by people who inject drugs. She has also researched youth experiencing homelessness and people living with HIV. Prior to coming to Yale, Sarah received her BA in Sociology from UC Berkeley and her AA and AS from City College of San Francisco. 


Brothers, Sarah, Stephanie Bell Jilcott. 2020. “The Need for Evidence-Based Interventions to Reduce Food Insecurity Among College Students.” Journal of Appalachian Health (2) 2:1-6.

Brothers, Sarah, Jess Lin, Jeffrey Schonberg, Corey Drew, Colette Auerswald. 2020. “Food Insecurity among Formerly Homeless Youth in Permanent Supportive Housing: A Social-Ecological Analysis of a Structural Intervention.” Social Science & Medicine (245C) 112724.

Brothers, Sarah. 2019. “A Good Doctor is Hard to Find: Assessing Uncredentialed Expertise in Assisted Injection.” Social Science & Medicine (237) 112446.

Brothers, Sarah. 2016. “Merchants, Samaritans, and Public Health Workers: Secondary Syringe Exchanger Discursive Practices.” International Journal of Drug Policy (37)1-8. 

Brothers, Sarah, Jeffrey Schonberg, Jess Lin, Deborah Karasek, and Colette Auerswald. 2015. “A Home of One’s Own: Formerly Homeless Youth’s Experiences of Transition into Permanent Supportive Housing.” Journal of Adolescent Health(56) 2: S9