Sarah Outcault

Sarah Outcault is the Market Transformation Research Director at the UC Davis Energy and Efficiency Institute and Western Cooling Efficiency Center where she leads research on the nexus of policy, technology and human behavior. In particular, Sarah designs and implements studies and experiments to explore the drivers of technology adoption, use and maintenance, as well as opportunities for market intervention. She works in a wide range of contexts – e.g, disadvantaged communities, working dairies, and sustainable communities – in California and abroad, to understand the needs and constraints of stakeholders and ensure that solutions are designed to address them. She has a PhD in Policy Analysis from the Pardee RAND Graduate School and an M.Sc. in Economic History from the London School of Economics.