Sarah Robinson Schwartz, Ph.D.

Job Title
Health Program Specialist
Division of Translational Research

Sarah Robinson Schwartz, Ph.D. is a Health Program Specialist in Translational Neural Devices (TND), Division of Translational Research (DTR), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).   Prior to joining TND, Dr. Robinson Schwartz was a 2020-2021 AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow at NINDS working with the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. She received her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of California San Francisco where she studied dopaminergic modulation and its dysfunction in psychiatric disease.  She holds a master's degree in chemistry from Brandeis University where she studied pattern formation in coupled reaction-diffusion systems. Beyond the bench, Dr. Robinson Schwartz has been actively involved in science education, outreach, and mentorship, having served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Tanzania teaching secondary school math & science, creating hands-on science exhibits for the San Francisco Exploratorium, tutoring and mentoring undergraduate & graduate students, as well as designing new curriculum for and teaching at Sailing into Science - a hands-on science and boating program in Oakland, CA.