Sandra Yankah
 COVES Fellow Profile

Sandra Yankah

  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology
  • Norfolk State University
  • Department of Health—Office of Health Equity

“Although undertaking a fellowship of this nature remotely was unexpected and at times challenging, I am grateful for the invaluable experience I gained. The COVES Fellowship gave me a unique opportunity to apply my scientific knowledge in a direct and impactful way.”

Background: Sandra’s research falls within the domain of dissemination and implementation science and aims to apply research findings in relevant communities in the most effective way possible. Over the course of her education, she has had the privilege of completing clinical rotations in a variety of settings including community mental health clinics, primary care settings, and interdisciplinary agencies that provide support to children referred to law enforcement. She believes that policy changes create the most direct and pervasive changes in the lives of those who are systematically disadvantaged.


  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Norfolk State University
  • M.S., Clinical Psychology, Valdosta State University
  • B.S., Psychology, Western Carolina University
  • B.S., Sociology, Western Carolina University