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Sarah Langer Hall

Director, Institute for Emerging Issues

Box 7006, NCSU Campus Raleigh, NC 27695


Sarah Langer Hall is the Director of the Institute for Emerging Issues (IEI) at NC State University. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing the institute’s evolving role in translating scholarship into impactful discussions on important issues of public policy. Langer Hall will support IEI’s public collaboration on solutions to ensure North Carolina’s future competitiveness, engaging people from all regions, sectors and points of view to achieve smarter, more comprehensive and enduring progress through a common vision of excellence.

Langer Hall boasts more than 20 years of public service experience, including more than 11 years at IEI in positions of increasing responsibility. She joined the unit in 2010 as a health policy manager.

She earned her Bachelor of Science in health science from the State University of New York, Cortland College, her Master of Public Health in health policy, management and behavior from the University at Albany School of Public Health, and a project management certificate from NC State. Langer Hall is a recipient of Triangle Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Award and is a member of Leadership North Carolina.