Sarah Hoffman, PhD, MPH, MSN, RN

Assistant Professor, Population Health and Systems Cooperative unit

Sarah Hoffman

Contact Info

hoff0742@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-625-0606

Office Address:
6-186 Weaver-Densford Hall

Mailing Address:
School of Nursing
University of Minnesota
5-140 Weaver-Densford Hall
308 Harvard St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

PhD University of Minnesota School of Nursing, 2016

MPH Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2009

MSN Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, 2009

BSN Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, 2005

BA Southwestern University Georgetown, 2000

Summary

Sarah Hoffman, PhD, MPH, MSN, RN is an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing. Dr. Hoffman’s program of research considers the longitudinal health of refugees post-resettlement and the intergenerational effects of trauma and torture. Prior to her appointment at the University, Dr. Hoffman served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Africa, a human rights intern in Colombia, and worked clinically as a nurse on the inpatient unit of the Johns Hopkins Hospital AIDS service. In conjunction with her faculty position at the University, Dr. Hoffman is a sexual assault nurse examiner, serving survivors of sexual assault. Dr. Hoffman teaches in the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs at the UMN School of Nursing and serves as an affiliate faculty member to the Master of Human Rights program.

Expertise

  • Forced migration
  • Intergenerational effects of war trauma and torture
  • Health and human rights
  • Influence of power on the health of women migrants
  • Gender differences in migration health outcomes

Research

Research Summary/Interests

The longitudinal health of refugees post-resettlement; intergenerational effects of trauma and torture; designing interventions to support individuals through their transitional migratory status. 

Research Funding Grants

Title: Interrupting trauma: Addressing the intergenerational transmission of trauma between Karen women refugees who have survived torture and their children
Principal Investigator
Bridging Interdisciplinary Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH)
Internal K12 National Institutes of Health Office of Research on Women’s Health
Principal Investigator: Vinogradov, Sophia
Sponsor: NIH NATL INST Of CHILD HEAL TH/HUMAN DEV
Sponsor Award:2Kl2HD055887-1 I

Title: Five Year Retrospective Analysis of Health in a Cohort of Karen Refugees Post-Resettlement
Principal Investigator
University of Minnesota Grant-in-Aid
Office of the Vice President for Research

Title: Intergenerational transmission of trauma between Karen women refugees who have survived torture and their children
Principal Investigator
University of Minnesota Deborah E. Powell Center for Women’s Health
Mature Women’s Health Endowment

Title: Parenting adolescent refugees post-resettlement in Minnesota: A pilot intervention targeting Karen family cohesion
Co-Principal Investigator
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health
Award Number UL1TR000114

Title: Developing a Public Health Nursing Seminar Exposing Students to Health Disparities, Advocacy and Policy Discourse, and Unique Aspects of Health Experienced by the LGBTQI Community
Co-Principal Investigator
University of Minnesota School of Nursing Foundation

Clinical

Clinical Interests

public health nursing, sexual assault, HIV/AIDS