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Sarah Savić Kallesøe

Sarah Savić Kallesøe

Sarah Savić Kallesøe

DPhil Student

Sarah joined Ethox in 2022 as a DPhil student in Population Health. Her research focuses on the ethics of sharing patient data for the purpose of research. Specifically, she investigates the intersection between how the public experience and think of their trust in patient data-sharing, how researchers measure the public’s trust, and how philosophers conceptualise our understanding of trust. Her approach is grounded in the understanding that patient data-sharing is a central pillar of public health infrastructure, and that the success of public health efforts is influenced, possibly even determined, by the public’s trust. 

Prior to joining Ethox, Sarah worked in pandemic response with the Centre for Infectious Disease Genomics and One Health (CIDGOH) in Vancouver, Canada alongside the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). Her work focused on SARS-CoV-2 outbreak investigation and surveillance, harmonising Canadian SARS-CoV-2 patient data, and investigating the gaps and successes of national patient data-sharing infrastructure models. In 2020, she completed her MPhil in Public Health at the University of Cambridge (St Catharine’s College, 2019 matriculation). Her BSc at Simon Fraser University (SFU) focused on access to health services among refugees in Canada and the United States. She was named British Columbia’s Rhodes Scholar Finalist in 2019 and 2020. 

Outside of research, you can find her in the wild (quite literally), sailing the Canadian West Coast, camping, reading in her travel hammock, and star gazing. She is an avid stargazer and works as a public outreach astronomer and researcher with the SFU Trottier Observatory.

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