Sara Dube directs the Results First initiative and is the interim director of behavioral health programs, which include the substance use prevention and treatment initiative and the suicide risk reduction project. For Results First, Dube manages the initiative’s work to advance evidence-based decision-making by states and counties, including the use of an innovative cost-benefit analysis tool that helps government leaders direct investments into programs and policies that generate the best outcomes while making the most of limited resources.
Before joining Pew, Dube managed evaluation and planning projects for nonprofit and philanthropic clients, including the Advancement Project, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. She began her career coordinating a hospital-based volunteer program and serving as an AmeriCorps member with Jumpstart, an early education nonprofit organization in Boston.
Dube holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Tufts University and a master’s in public policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley.