Sarah M. Hooper

UCSF/UC Law SF Consortium on Law, Science & Health Policy, UC Law San Francisco

Sarah Hooper, J.D. is a Professor of Practice at UC Law San Francisco (formerly known as “UC Hastings”). She also serves as the Associate Dean of the UCSF-UC Law SF Master of Science in Health Policy & Law and Executive Director of the UCSF-UC Law Consortium on Law, Science & Health Policy. Sarah’s teaching, research, and clinical service interests lie at the intersection of health justice, aging, and complex care. Her grant-funded work encompasses clinical interventions such as the Medical-Legal Partnership for Seniors Clinic, research collaborations such as the Dementia Care Ecosystem clinical trial, and training initiatives for health and social service providers such as the California Statewide Medical-Legal Partnership Network, the Caregivers as Partners in Care Teams project, and the Optimizing Aging Collaborative. She has co-developed evidence-driven tools to support medical, legal and financial decision making among older adults with dementia called PREPARE and Plan for Clarity. A proud lifelong public-school kid and Californian, Sarah earned her BA in Law and Society as a Regents Scholar at the University of California, Santa Barbara and her J.D. at UC Law San Francisco. She received health equity training as an Atlantic Fellow for Health Equity at George Washington University School of Public Health and remains a Global Atlantic Fellow with the Atlantic Institute.

Presentation: Hospital-Based Medical-Legal Partnerships for Complex Care Patients: Intersectionality & Ethics Considerations