Sarah J. Farnsworth, PhD: 30 Women to Watch

After earning a Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Utah, Sarah Farnsworth was hired at PEGUS Research and has worked her way up the company’s ladder ever since. Farnsworth says she was drawn to the research field because of the positive impact on public health that can be achieved by applying solid scientific principles and solving problems creatively.

One of Farnsworth’s biggest areas of interest is in improving public awareness and attitudes towards mental health and addiction. She studied the neurochemical effects of various drugs in graduate school, and although she does not work with the issue daily, has tried to stay on top of the research in the rapidly evolving field, and feels strongly about removing the shame and stigma often directed to those suffering from those conditions.

Read more about Sarah and the other 30 Women to Watch here.