Sarah Kagan

Sarah Kagan, PhD, RN

Professor of Gerontological Nursing

Sarah Kagan is a practicing gerontological nurse whose research and scholarship focuses on the experience of illness, particularly cancer, for older adults. In addition to her faculty role and directing Benjamin Franklin Scholars in the School of Nursing, Professor Kagan practices as a Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist in the Abramson Cancer Center. She received her PhD from the University of California, San Francisco where her scientific training including social and behavioral science and qualitative methods. Her current research employs variations in narrative, interactionist methods. She is currently collaborating with a large team to understanding virtual supportive care experiences, from both the perspectives of those who receive that care and those who provide it, during the first six months of the COVID pandemic.