Sarah Cercone Heavey

PhD, MPH

Sarah Cercone Heavey.

Sarah Cercone Heavey

PhD, MPH

Sarah Cercone Heavey

PhD, MPH

Director of Graduate Studies, MPH Programs
Clinical Assistant Professor

Research Topics

Substance use and misuse; opioid overdose, suicide, mental health; harm reduction; social network influences.

Overview Publications News

Professional Summary

Sarah Cercone Heavey, PhD, MPH is the Director of MPH programs and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Health and Health Behavior, School of Public Health and Health Professions. Dr. Heavey is a substance use and mental health researcher. Currently, her work focuses on opioid overdose, including issues related to naloxone access as well as intentionality in opioid overdose. She completed a NIMH-funded T32 fellowship at the Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center. Prior to this, she received her MPH and PhD in Community Health and Health Behavior at the University at Buffalo. Dr. Heavey has worked in public health for many years, as a researcher and educator, as well as in health promotion and community lead poisoning prevention. In addition, between her MPH and PhD, Dr. Heavey completed a fellowship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office on Smoking and Health, in Atlanta, GA.

Education

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide, University of Rochester Medical Center
  • PhD, Community Health & Health Behavior, State University of New York at Buffalo
  • MPH, State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Honors BA, History, Trinity College, University of Toronto

Professional Affiliations

  • American Public Health Association
  • College on Problems of Drug Dependence
  • Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society, Gamma Lambda Chapter