Sara Valek

Sara is a Project Manager at Discern Health. Most recently, Sara worked as a Program Manager for the Cancer and Chronic Disease Prevention Bureau at the Maryland Department of Health, providing management oversight and leadership to various technical working groups of the statewide cancer coalition, and engagement of stakeholders to support the development of health system improvement projects.

Previously, Sara has supported the implementation of health-related projects across a wide range of technical areas in both domestic and international settings, including HIV and TB prevention, vaccine uptake and reproductive health. Sara has additional experience in program monitoring and evaluation, new business development and study protocol design.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Partnership Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Qualitative Analysis


  • MPH, Population Studies – Emory University Rollins School of Public Health
  • BA, International Relations – Wright State University


  • Baltimore, MD

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