Sarah Knowles, Ph.D., MPH
795 El Camino Real, Ames Building
Palo Alto, CA 94301-2302
Dr. Knowles supervises the management and analysis of data from two clinical trials, the BOAT and LETS clinical trials. Both trials use multiple data sources, including self-report data collected from trial patients and study staff, as well as pharmacy dispensing and health care utilization information extracted from the health care organization's administrative files. Additionally, Dr. Knowles coordinates the interpretation and dissemination of the trials' results at national conferences and as peer-reviewed publications.
Dr. Knowles received her doctorate in epidemiology and master's degree in public health in health behavior and health education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her doctoral dissertation focused on the incidence and severity of sports injuries among North Carolina high school athletes. Her work has addressed a variety of health topics that integrated her health behavior/health education and epidemiology backgrounds, including tobacco use, cardiovascular disease and breast cancer. As a policy analyst in the Office on Smoking and Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, she tracked state tobacco laws. She was also the project coordinator for a statewide survey of voluntary indoor smoking policies at indoor recreational sites throughout North Carolina.
- Ph.D.: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Epidemiology (2005)
- M.P.H.: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill , Health Behavior and Health Education (1997)
- B.A.: Wake Forest University (1995)
- Ayala E, Knowles SB, Buist AS, Strub P, Lavori P, Ma J, Wilson SR. Influence of body mass index on effects of a shared asthma treatment decision-making intervention. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2012; 185: 591-3.
- Wilson SR, Farber HJ, Knowles SB, Lavori PW. A randomized trial of parental behavioral counseling and cotinine feedback for Lowering Environmental Tobacco Smoke exposure of children with asthma. Results of the LET'S Manage Asthma trial. Chest. 2011;139:581-90. Epub 2010 Sept 23.
- Ma J, Xiao L, Knowles SB. Obesity, insulin resistance, and the prevalence of atopy and asthma in US adults. Allergy. 2010; 65(11): 1455-63.
- Knowles SB, Kucera KL, Marshall SW. Commentary: the injury proportion ratio: what's it all about? Journal of Athletic Training. 2010;45(5):475-7.
- Wilson SR, Strub P, Buist AS, Knowles SB, Lavori PW, Lapidus J, Vollmer WM, BOAT Study Group. Shared treatment decision making improves adherence and outcomes in poorly controlled asthma. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2010;181(6):566-77.
- Knowles SB. Is there an injury epidemic in girls' sports? British Journal of Sports Medicine. 2010;44(1):38-44.