Meet Our Residents & Fellows

A Program in Partnership With Duke Global Health Institute

Sarah Norton, MD

Global Health Resident

Internal Medicine

Department of Medicine


Sarah is currently an internal medicine resident at Duke. She completed her undergraduate training at Middlebury College where she received a bachelor of arts in anthropology and sociology. She earned a masters in Medical Anthropology from the University of Colorado and an M.D. from Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University. Her background is in medical anthropology and conflict resolution, and her prior global health experience is rooted in a desire to understand the extent to which geographical, political and social context interact to affect health. During medical school, Sarah was awarded a Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellowship, and spent a year living in Tugela Ferry, South Africa. She worked with Community Health Workers (CHWs) to develop programs to strengthen the implementation of Isoniazid Preventative Therapy (IPT), to generate systems to screen for both infectious and noncommunicable diseases, and helped with a pilot program for PrEP in at-risk populations. As part of the Global Health Residency Program, she plans to return to Myanmar to study the burden of noncommunicable disease in Singu, a rural township in the Mandalay region.