Sara Stoner Bachman '78, Ph.D. is Associate Professor in the Research Department at the Boston University School of Social Work and Director of the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Sociology and Social Work at Boston University. She has twenty years' experience with health policy research and program evaluation, focusing particularly on health care coverage models and financing of health care for people with complex health conditions such as HIV/AIDS and disability. She has conducted numerous research, policy analysis and evaluation efforts related to these topics and has published extensively on the results of these projects. Dr. Bachman is currently the Director of Research for the Catalyst Center, which is one of six national centers funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau to promote expanding health care coverage for children with disabilities and their families. She is also Co-Principal Investigator of a federally funded evaluation and support center for 15 national sites providing oral health care services for people with HIV/AIDS. She has conducted numerous studies with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts regarding health care coverage and financing of care including recent studies of Massachusetts health reform initiative.

Dr. Bachman is married to Jeb '78, and is the mother of Will '12. Her daughter Kate, graduated from Wellesley College in 2008.

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