Sarah J. Allgood B.S.N., Ph.D.
Dr. Sarah Allgood received her PhD from Johns Hopkins University in August, 2017. Her studies focus on pain and symptom management in individuals with cystic fibrosis. Sarah's undergraduate research studies focused on the role of indomethacin on post-surgical inflammatory cytokines and pain markers in a rat model, under the mentorship of Dr. Gayle G. Page. Upon graduation from nursing school, she was awarded a minority health grant and studied at University of Newcastle in Australia, under Dr. Debra Hodgson, where she explored the role of maternal anxiety on generational epigenetics. Upon her return to the United States she began a two-year residency at the NIH Clinical Center as a Clinical Research Nurse. In 2011, Sarah began work as a research nurse with Dr. Noah Lechtzin, working exclusively with the cystic fibrosis patient population where she managed multi-site investigator initiated studies and developed her own research interests. Dr. Allgood was awarded the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholars award to complete her doctoral studies. Her dissertation focused on the effects of pain on clinical outcomes in both adolescents and adults with CF, and explored the experiences of those with moderate to severe pain in the context of having CF. Sarah is currently completing a two-year post doctoral research fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Pediatrics and is developing her program of research centered around pain management interventions in those with CF.