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Dr. Sarah Munro

Assistant Professor

Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Faculty of Medicine

University of British Columbia

Gender, Society, and Health

Dr. Sarah Munro is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the University of British Columbia and the Knowledge Translation Program Head with the Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences. Using qualitative and knowledge translation methods, she investigates the factors that influence implementation of evidence-based innovations in health services and systems, with a focus on improving equity and access to sexual and reproductive health care for underserved populations. Dr. Munro currently leads The STORY Project, a program of research investigating culturally-safe, gender-affirming, trauma-informed contraception and abortion care in partnership with youth and Indigenous communities. She also conducts user-centred design and implementation of shared decision-making interventions to support sexual and reproductive choices. Through this research, Dr. Munro partners closely with patients, health care professionals, and policy makers to produce evidence that is action-oriented, relevant, and patient-centred. Dr. Munro completed her PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies at UBC, and a joint postdoctoral fellowship with the Contraception and Abortion Research Team in the UBC Department of Family Practice and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice, Dartmouth College, USA. Her program of research is currently supported by a Michael Smith Health Research BC Scholar Award and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Area of Research Expertise
Contraception; Abortion; Shared decision making; Knowledge translation; Implementation science