Sarah Pinto is the mother of a two-year-old girl and is a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She earned her PhD in anthropology at Princeton University in 2003. Her dissertation on childbearing, infant death, and rural development in northern India received the Sardar Patel Award in 2004. She is currently conducting research on post-partum depression. Her essays and articles on topics related to motherhood, birth, and traditional midwifery have been published in journals and collections in the US and India.