Sarah Young, PhD, MSW
Associate Professor and Director of the BSW Program
Binghamton University
Sarah Young, PhD, MSW is the BSW Program Director and an Assistant Professor with the Binghamton University, Department of Social Work. She is a member of the Interprofessional Education and Practice (IPE) faculty at the University. Young has over 10 years of practice experience, including child welfare case work, counseling clients impacted by HIV/AIDS, and community organizing. She is a former Point Foundation and was selected by the White House as an Emerging LGBTQ Leader. Young recently joined a team of physicians from across the country to assess best practices for prescribing opioids to people experiencing chronic pain.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Poverty is a social determinant of health (SDOH) that interprofessional health care teams are trained to address; yet, students in these educational programs may have limited experience with poverty and its impact on patient and community engagement, care, and outcomes. To address how integral poverty is to addressing health outcomes, Binghamton University students from nursing, pharmacy, public health, and social work participated in a class-embedded poverty module and simulation, which included asynchronous readings and videos, a poverty simulation activity, and a panel of community…
The Rural and Underserved Services Track (TRUST) is a two year student-engaged program and curriculum, composed of pharmacy, social work, medical, and nursing students from Binghamton University and SUNY Upstate Medical University. Students participate in ten service learning activities, alongside eight learning retreats where students, healthcare professionals, patients, and faculty collaborate to address the needs of marginalized patient populations. The overall purpose of this program is to train students (TRUST Scholars) to have the skills to provide compassionate healthcare to unique…