Sara M. Malone, PhD

Sara M. Malone, PhD

Assistant Professor of Surgery



Bachelor of Science, Centre College, Danville, KY, 2008-2012

Master of Social Work, Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis, 2012-2014 (Board-Certified Licensed Clinical Social Worker)

PhD, Public Health Sciences, Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis, 2016-2022

Teaching Appointments

Instructor of Surgery, Division of Public Health Sciences


Areas of Research Interest

Dr. Malone is interested in the quality of care provided to children when they are admitted to the hospital, particularly in acute and emergent settings. Dr. Malone uses expertise in implementation science, evaluation, and systems science to study how teams can best implement and sustain evidence-based programs and practices in these settings.


Malone S, Prewitt K, Hackett R, Lin JC, McKay V, Walsh-Bailey C, Luke DA. The Clinical Sustainability Assessment Tool: measuring organizational capacity to promote sustainability in healthcare. Implement Sci Commun. 2021 Jul 17;2(1):77. doi: 10.1186/s43058-021-00181-2. PMID: 34274004; PMCID: PMC8285819.

Malone SM, Seigel NS, Newland JG, Saito JM, McKay VR. Understanding antibiotic prophylaxis prescribing in pediatric surgical specialties. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. 2020;41(6):666-671. doi:10.1017/ice.2020.71


Contact Information

660 S. Euclid Ave.
Campus Box 8109 94 02
St. Louis, MO 63110

To contact Dr. Malone, please call 314-362-0237 or email