Sarah Bliss, BA, BPhil

Sarah Bliss, BA, BPhil, has been managing research and evaluating interventions targeting high-risk children and adolescents for over a decade.  Based in South Africa for most of her career, her research has taken her into hundreds of schools and communities all over Africa where she has worked with youths, families and health workers as well as other key stakeholders. Ms. Bliss has conducted and managed research for United States governmental initiatives, including The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR); health and education programs for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).  She has also managed / conducted research and evaluated programs for international Non-Governmental Agencies, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, (UNODC). Drawing upon her extensive experience with an array of responses to the problem of adolescent substance use and related phenomena, together with her managerial and technical experience, Ms. Bliss supports CeASAR’s research aims as well as the overall performance of the Center.