Sara Cody, MD

June 2021

Dr. Sara Cody serves as both Health Officer and Director for the Public Health Department in California’s Santa Clara County. In her dual roles, she oversees 450 staff who lead more than 30 programs dedicated to providing services that prevent disease and promote health and equity for nearly two million county residents. With more than a 20 year career at the Public Health Department, she now leads the organization in providing services, assessing and reporting on community health, and working on policy and strategic planning. She also serves as a board member for several organizations and is the Vice Chair-elect of the Big Cities Health Coalition. Prior to joining the county, Dr. Cody completed a postdoctoral fellowship as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She graduated from Yale School of Medicine, followed by a residency in internal medicine at Stanford Hospital. Born and raised in the County, she received her bachelor’s degree from Stanford University.