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Assistant Professor | School of Nursing | Population Health and Systems Cooperative

Affiliate Faculty Member | Master of Human Rights Program

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I am an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing. My program of research considers the longitudinal health of refugees post-resettlement and the intergenerational effects of trauma and torture. Prior to my appointment at the University, I served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Africa, a human rights intern in Colombia, and worked clinically as a nurse on the inpatient unit of the Johns Hopkins Hospital AIDS service. In conjunction with my faculty position at the University, I am a sexual assault nurse examiner, serving survivors of sexual assault. I teach in the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs at the UMN School of Nursing.

Education/Academic qualification

MPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

MSN, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

BS, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

PhD, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

External Positions

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, Regions Hospital

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Research Output 2014 2019

Health Realization Community Coping Intervention for Somali Refugee Women

Robertson, C. L., Halcon, L., Hoffman, S. J., Osman, N., Mohamed, A., Areba, E. M., Savik, K. & Mathiason, M. A., Oct 1 2019, In : Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. 21, 5, p. 1077-1084 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Social Support
Mental Health
Family Health
1 Citation (Scopus)

Outcomes of Climate Change in a Marginalized Population: An Ethnography on the Turkana Pastoralists in Kenya

Waila, J. M., Mahero, M. W., Namusisi, S., Hoffman, S. J. & Robertson, C., Apr 1 2018, In : American Journal of Public Health. 108, S2, p. S70-S71

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Cultural Anthropology
Climate Change
Food Supply
3 Citations (Scopus)

Counter-narratives of coping and becoming: Karen refugee women’s inside/outside figured worlds

Hoffman, S. J., Tierney, J. D. & Robertson, C. L., Sep 2 2017, In : Gender, Place and Culture. 24, 9, p. 1346-1364 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Outside World

Letter to the Editor [1]

Hoffman, S. J. & Tierney, J. D., Jan 1 2017, In : Advances in Nursing Science. 40, 4, p. 314-315 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Activities 2017 2017

  • 1 Submitted presentation or panel

Climate, Conflict, and Forced Displacement in Turkana, Kenya

Jacinta Mukulu Waila (Speaker), Shamilah Namusisi (Speaker), Cheryl L Robertson (Speaker), Michael W Mahero (Speaker), Sarah J Hoffman (Speaker)
Nov 4 2017Nov 8 2017

Activity: Talk typesSubmitted presentation or panel



Sarah J Hoffman


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment