Sarah Stumbar

MS4, Stony Brook University School of Medicine

For the past ten years, Sarah Eisenstein Stumbar, MPH has been actively involved in health activism–around breast cancer, HIV/AIDS, and Reproductive Health–in Latin American and the United States. From 2007 to 2010, she was a member of the Young Women’s National Advisory Council of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, where she was tasked with finding a way to engage the next generation of breast cancer advocates. She received her BA in the History of Medicine from Yale University and her MPH in Sexuality and Health from the Mailman School of Public Health/Columbia University. Sarah is currently a fourth year medical student at Stony Brook University School of Medicine; where she served as the co-director of Stony Brook’s chapter of Medical Students for Choice and of Stony Brook’s student-run free clinic. Sarah is currently applying to residency in family medicine; and is committed to using health care as a means to social justice.


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A Medical Student and Former Komen Affiliate Responds to the Foundation’s Recent Decision

I am a recent member of Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s Young Women’s National Advisory Council, a previous director of Stony Brook University School of Medicine’s chapter of Medical Students for Choice, and a future family medicine physician. I was incredibly disappointed by Susan G. Komen’s recent decision to end its funding of breast health programs at Planned Parenthood affiliates across the United States.

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