Sarah Scholl, MPH

Senior Associate


Sarah joined PinneyAssociates in 2019 with more than two decades of experience in academic research and project management. At PinneyAssociates, Sarah is responsible for

  • Overseeing a variety of research efforts
  • Project management and coordination
  • Scientific writing and reporting
  • Coordination of regulatory submissions for clients in support of tobacco harm reduction efforts


Sarah’s extensive experience in academic research and project management comes from the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where she oversaw and conducted grant-funded health and psychology research and clinical trials. Most of her work focused on behavioral research investigations of nicotine and tobacco use and addiction, and the interplay between pharmacology and behavior, with ramifications for regulatory policymaking by the FDA. Further, her work studying the use of on-demand oral nicotine replacement therapy was the first of its kind to examine the role of nicotine in the maintenance of smoking – and impact on cessation outcomes – among people who do not smoke every day. She has co-authored several dozen peer-reviewed papers, posters, and presentations and has served as an ad hoc reviewer for several scientific journals including Nicotine & Tobacco Research and Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology.


  • Graduated from University of Pittsburgh with a master’s in public health
  • Earned a bachelor’s in psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania