Sarah Trent, MA

Academic Director

Sarah Trent holds a BA from the University of Redlands and an MA from Duke University. Before joining UGHE, she led hospital-based quality improvement initiatives and facilitated education and training to enhance health care management in Rwanda and Ethiopia as a Health Manager with Yale’s Global Health Leadership Initiative. She worked at Kigali’s King Faisal Hospital and taught in the University of Rwanda’s School of Public Health’s first Master of Health Care and Hospital Administration program. Ms. Trent also facilitated intervention training as a member of Yale’s Leadership Saves Lives team to support US hospitals to improve organizational culture and ultimately lower mortality related to heart attacks.

Prior to her roles with Yale, Sarah was the Assistant Director for International Operations at the Duke Global Health Institute where she strategically developed the Institute’s global partnerships addressing research, education, training, and capacity building throughout Brazil, China, Ghana, Haiti, India, Kenya, Rwanda, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, and Uganda. Sarah worked in the policy division of UNICEF’s Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean in Panama City, Panama, at Duke University as the Assistant Director of the Benjamin N. Duke and Trinity Scholars Program, and as the Assistant Director for Programs at DukeEngage where she focused on global and domestic civic engagement.