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Sarah Kirby, Ph.D.

Professor, FCS Program Leader

Department Extension Leader


512 Brickhaven Drive 240E


Area(s) of Expertise

  • Residential Energy Management
  • Healthy Homes
  • Accessible Housing
  • Disaster Readiness, Response and Recovery

Dr. Kirby is a Professor, FCS Program Leader, Department Extension Leader and Extension Specialist in the Department of  Youth, Family, and Community Sciences.  She is the State Coordinator for the Healthy Homes Partnership which focuses on improving the health and safety of children and their caregivers in homes by reducing housing hazards that cause injury and disease. Dr. Kirby is actively involved in educational programs related to preparation, response and recovery after natural disasters. She is the program coordinator for MyPI North Carolina, a youth preparedness, leadership and educational outreach program.  Dr. Kirby is a member of the FYD graduate faculty and currently teaches YFCS 585 Professional Ethics and Family Policy, YFCS 540, Environmental Influences on the Family, and YFCS 500 the Supervised Professional Experience in the Youth, Family, and Community Sciences Master’s Degree Program. Twitter: @sarahkirby

Programs and Initiatives

  • Disaster Preparedness and Response
  • MyPI North Carolina
  • Healthy Homes Partnership
  • Healthy Homes Middle School Curriculum
  • BE Safe:  Behavioral and Environmental Safety Program for Early Childhood Educators
  • Home Energy Management

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