Sarah L. Kimball, MD

Assistant Professor, Medicine

Sarah Kimball
801 Massachusetts Ave Crosstown Center


Sarah Kimball, MD is a board-certified internist and is an Assistant Professor at Boston University School of Medicine. She completed her medical school training at Harvard University Medical School and did residency training in Internal Medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Residency Program in Primary Care and Population Medicine. She joined the faculty at Boston University School of Medicine in 2014.

Dr. Kimball has a expertise in immigration-informed medical care, where she has helped to research and build health systems that are responsive to the needs of im/migrant patients. She is currently the Director of the Immigrant & Refugee Health Center (IRHC) at Boston Medical Center, a comprehensive medical home that addresses the barriers that immigrants face to being holistically healthy. She has served previously as the Medical Director of the Boston Accountable Care Organization (BACO) Complex Care Management (CCM) program at Boston Medical Center. In addition to a love of primary care, Dr. Kimball’s main interest is in teaching social justice and advocacy skills. She is an associate editor at the Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, with an expertise in Health Services Research. She was a founding member of the Society of Refugee Health Providers, and serves at the co-Chair of the Research, Evaluation and Ethics Committee.


  • Harvard Medical School, MD
  • Brown University, BSc


  • Published on 1/31/2022

    DeFries T, Kelley J, Martin M, Kimball SL. Immigration status matters: the intersectional risk of immigration vulnerability and substance use disorder. Addiction. 2022 Jan 31. PMID: 35102631.

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  • Published on 12/1/2021

    Kimball SL, Levy MM. Sepsis and the Opioid Crisis: Integrating Treatment for Two Public Health Emergencies. Crit Care Med. 2021 12 01; 49(12):2151-2153. PMID: 34793384.

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  • Published on 9/21/2021

    Zhang M, Gurung A, Anglewicz P, Subedi P, Payton C, Ali A, Ibrahim A, Haider M, Hamidi N, Atem J, Thang J, Wang S, Kim C, Kimball SL, Karaki F, Nazhat N, Abouagila M, Yun K. Acceptance of COVID-19 Vaccine Among Refugees in the United States. Public Health Rep. 2021 Nov-Dec; 136(6):774-781. PMID: 34546812.

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  • Published on 9/19/2021

    Payton C, Kumar GS, Kimball S, Clarke SK, AlMasri I, Karaki FM. A Logic Model Framework for Planning an International Refugee Health Research, Evaluation, and Ethics Committee. Health Promot Pract. 2021 Sep 19; 15248399211035703. PMID: 34541906.

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  • Published on 3/11/2021

    Saadi A, Anand P, Kimball SL. Traumatic brain injury and forensic evaluations: Three case studies of U.S. asylum-seekers. J Forensic Leg Med. 2021 Apr; 79:102139. PMID: 33740607.

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  • Published on 1/7/2021

    Neufeld MY, Kimball S, Stein AB, Crosby SS. Forensic evaluation of alleged wrist restraint/handcuff injuries in survivors of torture utilizing the Istanbul Protocol. Int J Legal Med. 2021 Mar; 135(2):583-590. PMID: 33409560.

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  • Published on 12/7/2020

    Payton C, Kimball S, Ahrenholz NC, Wieland ML. Preventive Care and Management of Chronic Diseases in Immigrant Adults. Prim Care. 2021 Mar; 48(1):83-97. PMID: 33516426.

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  • Published on 10/22/2020

    Poulson M, Neufeld M, Geary A, Kenzik K, Sanchez SE, Dechert T, Kimball S. Intersectional Disparities Among Hispanic Groups in COVID-19 Outcomes. J Immigr Minor Health. 2021 Feb; 23(1):4-10. PMID: 33090300.

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  • Published on 10/1/2020

    Kimball S. Combatting Fear Through Timely, Participatory Approaches to Immigrant Health Research: Response to Byhoff et al. J Immigr Minor Health. 2020 10; 22(5):879-880. PMID: 32333288.

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  • Published on 3/1/2019

    Kimball S, Maju M, Singh N, Sonis L. Embedding an Immigration Legal Navigator in a Primary Care Clinic. Ann Fam Med. 2019 Mar; 17(2):177. PMID: 30858264.

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