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Laura Dawn Sander, M.D., M.P.H.

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Medical Director, Community Outreach and Population Health

Female

Languages: English, Mandarin

Expertise: Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Primary Care, Public Health

Locations

Johns Hopkins Community Physicians - Sibley Memorial Hospital
Appointment Phone: 202-537-4400

5215 Loughboro Road, NW
Washington, DC 20016 map

Background

Laura Sander, M.D., M.P.H., is the medical director for community outreach and population health for Sibley Primary Care at Sibley Memorial Hospital, as well as an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and an instructor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Sander is board certified in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine, as well as public health and general preventive medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine. 

Dr. Sander earned her medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, where she completed a residency in internal medicine on the Primary Care and Global Health Track. She continued on to earn her Master of Public Health degree at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she completed a residency in general preventive medicine and served as chief resident. 

Dr. Sander previously served as the medical director for the Priority Access Primary Care Program for Johns Hopkins Community Physicians at the Johns Hopkins East Baltimore Medical Center. In this role, she developed an ambulatory intensive care program for Medicaid high-utilizer patients and iterated an innovative model for primary care with integrated behavioral health and social services, training residents and medical students in this model. In recognition for this work, Dr. Sander received the 2016 Johns Hopkins Medicine Innovations in Clinical Care Award. 

Dr. Sander volunteers as an internist for the Asian American Healthcare Center, providing internal medicine primary care to uninsured Howard County Chinese immigrant residents. She has completed public health research on various topics, such as non-communicable diseases in Uganda for the National Institutes of Health; improving care transitions between primary care providers and hospitalists for Johns Hopkins Howard County General Hospital; and improving health literacy among refugees resettled in Baltimore City for Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Sander has completed preventive medicine rotations at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the National Institutes of Health, the Baltimore City Health Department, the World Health Organization and the Maryland State Department. 

Dr. Sander is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the American College of Preventive Medicine, the American Public Health Association and the American Medical Association. 

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Titles

  • Medical Director, Community Outreach and Population Health

Departments / Divisions

  • Medicine at Sibley Memorial Hospital

Education

Degrees

  • MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (2008)

Residencies

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania / Internal Medicine (2011)
  • Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health / Preventive Medicine (2013)

Fellowships

  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Preventive Medicine (2013)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (2011)
  • American Board of Preventive Medicine / Public Health & Gen Preventive Med (2014)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Sander LD & Li ZP. (2015). "Primary Care in the United States: key principles undergoing reform." Chin J Gen Pract, 14(9), 732-4. In Mandarin Chinese.

Sander LD, Holtzman D, Pauly M, & Cohn J. (2015). "Time savings – realized and potential – and fair compensation for community health workers in Kenyan health facilities: a mixed-method approach." Human Resources for Health. doi: 10.1186/1478-4491-13-6

Sander LD, Newell K, Ssebbowa P, Serwadda D, Quinn TC, Gray RH, Wawer MJ, Mondo G, & Reynolds S. (2014). "Hypertension, Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Anti-Hypertensive Medication Utilization among HIV-infected Individuals in Rakai, Uganda." Tropical Medicine & International Health. doi: 10.1111/tmi.12443

Activities & Honors

Honors

  • Innovations in Clinical Care Award, Johns Hopkins Medicine, 2016

Memberships

  • American College of Physicians

    Fellow

  • American College of Preventive Medicine

    Member

  • American Public Health Association

    Member

  • American Medical Association

    Member

Videos & Media

2016 Innovations in Clinical Care Award – Laura Sander, M.D., M.P.H., Johns Hopkins Community Physicians

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

"Costs Complicated Dad's Cancer Care." Center for Advancing Health. 03/31/2014

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