Sarah Wiehe, M.D., M.P.H.

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Sarah Wiehe, M.D., M.P.H., is the Jean and Jerry Bepko professor of pediatrics and associate dean of community and translational research at Indiana University School of Medicine. She is a research scientist at the Regenstrief Institute and adjunct professor of epidemiology at Fairbanks School of Public Health at Indiana University. Dr. Wiehe co-directs the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) and leads its community engagement program. CTSI serves researchers and partners with patients and community members, community-based organizations, healthcare systems, and governmental agencies to translate scientific evidence into practice and policy.

Dr. Wiehe’s research focuses on addressing health equity outcomes among vulnerable populations, including individuals involved with the justice system, living in poverty, diagnosed with mental health and substance use disorder diagnoses, experiencing trauma, and living with HIV. She has expertise in community engagement, patient-centered research methods, creative use of existing data, data-sharing partnerships, and health services research. Her work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

As a general pediatrician, Dr. Wiehe enjoys seeing patients at Eskenazi Health Center, the largest Federally Qualified Health Center network in Indianapolis, Indiana, and supervising and training pediatric residents.

Dr. Wiehe earned her bachelor’s degree in economics and biology and her medical degree from the University of Chicago. She completed her internship and residency in pediatrics and her master’s in public health in epidemiology at the University of Washington, where she completed a postdoctoral fellowship with the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program.

Dr. Wiehe joined the US Preventive Services Task Force in January 2024.