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Sarah Larissa Combellick


  • Ph.D. in Sociology, Expected 2023 - University of California, Davis
  • M.A. in Sociology, 2019 - University of California, Davis
  • M.P.H. in Health and Social Behavior, 2007 - University of California, Berkeley
  • B.A. in Sociology, 2003 - University of California, San Diego


Sarah Combellick is a PhD student in Sociology at UC Davis. She previously received a Master of Public Health degree from UC Berkeley and worked as a Research Analyst at the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health at UCSF for nearly a decade before pursuing her doctorate. Her research interests lie at the intersection of gender, culture, and medicine with a focus on the social dimensions of family planning and reproductive health. Her current research project explores how women talk about the morality of their abortion decisions in online storytelling.

Research Focus

Medical Sociology; Gender; Culture; Feminist Theory and Research; Qualitative Methods


Emerging Scholars in Family Planning Award, Society of Family Planning, 2018

Provost’s First Year Fellowship in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, UC Davis Graduate Studies, 2017