Sarah Chu
Director of Policy and Reform

Perlmutter Center for Legal Justice at Cardozo Law

Sarah Chu, Ph.D., is the Director of Policy and Reform at the Perlmutter Center for Legal Justice at Cardozo Law. As the director of policy and reform, Sarah leads the Perlmutter Center’s forensic science policy initiatives. She served on the Scientific Inquiry and Research Subcommittee of the National Commission on Forensic Science and was the 2021 recipient of the Legal Aid Society‚Äôs Magnus Mukoro Award for Integrity in Forensic Science. Prior to joining the Perlmutter Center, Sarah led the Innocence Project’s policy portfolio on forensic science, forensic medicine, and police investigative technologies for 15 years.

A graduate of the University of California, San Diego, Sarah holds bachelor degrees in Biochemistry/Cell Biology, Communication, and a Masters in Biology. She also holds a Masters in Epidemiology from Stanford University and completed her doctorate in Criminal Justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY Graduate Center. Sarah is a member of the 2023-2024 class of the Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics Fellowship Program.