Sarena Ho

Sarena Ho is a Project Analyst at Discern Health with experience in violence prevention, community health initiatives, and global health. She brings a strong research and policy analysis background to the Discern team. Sarena currently supports projects related to oncology, vaccination, quality improvement, and value-based care.

Before joining Discern, Sarena completed a fellowship at the Baltimore City Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice where she supported efforts to address violence as a public health problem in Baltimore City. Additionally, Sarena has worked as an intern with the CDC Vaccine Task Force Global Team and as a graduate research assistant with the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit.

Areas of Expertise

  • Health policy analysis
  • Qualitative analysis
  • Program implementation


  • BS, Anthropology and Human Biology – Emory University
  • BA, Linguistics – Emory University
  • MSPH Candidate, Health Policy – Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


  • New York, NY

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