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Carol Somkin, PhD

TitleAssociate Professor
SchoolUCSF School of Nursing
DepartmentInstitute for Health Aging
Address3333 California Street
San Francisco CA 94118
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    Center for Transdisciplinary ELSI Research in Translational Genomics
    NIH/NHGRI P20HG007243Jun 16, 2013 - May 31, 2017
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Alameda County Network Program for Reducing Cancer Disparities
    NIH/NCI U54CA153506Sep 2, 2010 - Aug 31, 2016
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Increasing Participation in Cancer Clinical Trials
    NIH/NCI R01CA114543May 1, 2007 - Apr 30, 2013
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Wolf SM, Amendola LM, Berg JS, Chung WK, Clayton EW, Green RC, Harris-Wai J, Henderson GE, Jarvik GP, Koenig BA, Lehmann LS, McGuire AL, O'Rourke P, Somkin C, Wilfond BS, Burke W. Navigating the research-clinical interface in genomic medicine: analysis from the CSER Consortium. Genet Med. 2017 Aug 31. PMID: 28858330.
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    2. Brooks SE, Muller CY, Robinson W, Walker EM, Yeager K, Cook ED, Friedman S, Somkin CP, Brown CL, McCaskill-Stevens W. Increasing Minority Enrollment Onto Clinical Trials: Practical Strategies and Challenges Emerge From the NRG Oncology Accrual Workshop. J Oncol Pract. 2015 Nov; 11(6):486-90. PMID: 26464496.
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    3. Ali J, Andrews JE, Somkin CP, Rabinovich CE. Harms, benefits, and the nature of interventions in pragmatic clinical trials. Clin Trials. 2015 Oct; 12(5):467-75. PMID: 26374680; PMCID: PMC4592413 [Available on 10/01/16].
    4. Banda Y, Kvale MN, Hoffmann TJ, Hesselson SE, Ranatunga D, Tang H, Sabatti C, Croen LA, Dispensa BP, Henderson M, Iribarren C, Jorgenson E, Kushi LH, Ludwig D, Olberg D, Quesenberry CP, Rowell S, Sadler M, Sakoda LC, Sciortino S, Shen L, Smethurst D, Somkin CP, Van Den Eeden SK, Walter L, Whitmer RA, Kwok PY, Schaefer C, Risch N. Characterizing Race/Ethnicity and Genetic Ancestry for 100,000 Subjects in the Genetic Epidemiology Research on Adult Health and Aging (GERA) Cohort. Genetics. 2015 Aug; 200(4):1285-95. PMID: 26092716; PMCID: PMC4574246 [Available on 08/01/16].
    5. Kvale MN, Hesselson S, Hoffmann TJ, Cao Y, Chan D, Connell S, Croen LA, Dispensa BP, Eshragh J, Finn A, Gollub J, Iribarren C, Jorgenson E, Kushi LH, Lao R, Lu Y, Ludwig D, Mathauda GK, McGuire WB, Mei G, Miles S, Mittman M, Patil M, Quesenberry CP, Ranatunga D, Rowell S, Sadler M, Sakoda LC, Shapero M, Shen L, Shenoy T, Smethurst D, Somkin CP, Van Den Eeden SK, Walter L, Wan E, Webster T, Whitmer RA, Wong S, Zau C, Zhan Y, Schaefer C, Kwok PY, Risch N. Genotyping Informatics and Quality Control for 100,000 Subjects in the Genetic Epidemiology Research on Adult Health and Aging (GERA) Cohort. Genetics. 2015 Aug; 200(4):1051-60. PMID: 26092718; PMCID: PMC4574249 [Available on 08/01/16].
    6. Lapham K, Kvale MN, Lin J, Connell S, Croen LA, Dispensa BP, Fang L, Hesselson S, Hoffmann TJ, Iribarren C, Jorgenson E, Kushi LH, Ludwig D, Matsuguchi T, McGuire WB, Miles S, Quesenberry CP, Rowell S, Sadler M, Sakoda LC, Smethurst D, Somkin CP, Van Den Eeden SK, Walter L, Whitmer RA, Kwok PY, Risch N, Schaefer C, Blackburn EH. Automated Assay of Telomere Length Measurement and Informatics for 100,000 Subjects in the Genetic Epidemiology Research on Adult Health and Aging (GERA) Cohort. Genetics. 2015 Aug; 200(4):1061-72. PMID: 26092717; PMCID: PMC4574243 [Available on 08/01/16].
    7. Somkin CP, Ackerson L, Husson G, Gomez V, Kolevska T, Goldstein D, Fehrenbacher L. Effect of medical oncologists' attitudes on accrual to clinical trials in a community setting. J Oncol Pract. 2013 Nov; 9(6):e275-83. PMID: 24151327.
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    8. Harris JN, Liljestrand P, Alexander GL, Goddard KA, Kauffman T, Kolevska T, McCarty C, O'Neill S, Pawloski P, Rahm A, Williams A, Somkin CP. Oncologists' attitudes toward KRAS testing: a multisite study. Cancer Med. 2013 Dec; 2(6):881-8. PMID: 24403261; PMCID: PMC3892392.
    9. Hull SC, Colloca L, Avins A, Gordon NP, Somkin CP, Kaptchuk TJ, Miller FG. Patients' attitudes about the use of placebo treatments: telephone survey. BMJ. 2013; 347:f3757. PMID: 23819963; PMCID: PMC3698941.
    10. Kwan ML, Tam EK, Ergas IJ, Rehkopf DH, Roh JM, Lee MM, Somkin CP, Stewart AL, Kushi LH. Patient-physician interaction and quality of life in recently diagnosed breast cancer patients. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2013 Jun; 139(2):581-95. PMID: 23715629; PMCID: PMC3707405.
    11. Potter MB, Ackerson LM, Gomez V, Walsh JM, Green LW, Levin TR, Somkin CP. Effectiveness and reach of the FLU-FIT program in an integrated health care system: a multisite randomized trial. Am J Public Health. 2013 Jun; 103(6):1128-33. PMID: 23597357; PMCID: PMC3670663.
    12. Pérez-Stable EJ, Afable-Munsuz A, Kaplan CP, Pace L, Samayoa C, Somkin C, Nickleach D, Lee M, Márquez-Magaña L, Juarbe T, Pasick RJ. Factors influencing time to diagnosis after abnormal mammography in diverse women. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2013 Feb; 22(2):159-66. PMID: 23350859; PMCID: PMC3573728.
    13. Kwan ML, Shen L, Munneke JR, Tam EK, Partee PN, André M, Kutner SE, Somkin CP, Ackerson LM, Thiadens SR. Patient awareness and knowledge of breast cancer-related lymphedema in a large, integrated health care delivery system. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2012 Sep; 135(2):591-602. PMID: 22903688.
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    14. Tam EK, Shen L, Munneke JR, Ackerson LM, Partee PN, Somkin CP, André M, Kutner SE, Thiadens SR, Kwan ML. Clinician awareness and knowledge of breast cancer-related lymphedema in a large, integrated health care delivery setting. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2012 Feb; 131(3):1029-38. PMID: 22037785.
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    15. Hoffmann TJ, Zhan Y, Kvale MN, Hesselson SE, Gollub J, Iribarren C, Lu Y, Mei G, Purdy MM, Quesenberry C, Rowell S, Shapero MH, Smethurst D, Somkin CP, Van den Eeden SK, Walter L, Webster T, Whitmer RA, Finn A, Schaefer C, Kwok PY, Risch N. Design and coverage of high throughput genotyping arrays optimized for individuals of East Asian, African American, and Latino race/ethnicity using imputation and a novel hybrid SNP selection algorithm. Genomics. 2011 Dec; 98(6):422-30. PMID: 21903159; PMCID: PMC3502750.
    16. McGuire AL, Basford M, Dressler LG, Fullerton SM, Koenig BA, Li R, McCarty CA, Ramos E, Smith ME, Somkin CP, Waudby C, Wolf WA, Clayton EW. Ethical and practical challenges of sharing data from genome-wide association studies: the eMERGE Consortium experience. Genome Res. 2011 Jul; 21(7):1001-7. PMID: 21632745; PMCID: PMC3129243.
    17. Potter MB, Somkin CP, Ackerson LM, Gomez V, Dao T, Horberg MA, Walsh J ME. The FLU-FIT program: an effective colorectal cancer screening program for high volume flu shot clinics. Am J Manag Care. 2011; 17(8):577-83. PMID: 21851145.
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    18. Walsh JM, Karliner L, Burke N, Somkin CP, Pham LA, Pasick R. Physicians' approaches to recommending colorectal cancer screening: a qualitative study. J Cancer Educ. 2010 Sep; 25(3):385-90. PMID: 20204571; PMCID: PMC2936570.
    19. Kwan ML, Ergas IJ, Somkin CP, Quesenberry CP, Neugut AI, Hershman DL, Mandelblatt J, Pelayo MP, Timperi AW, Miles SQ, Kushi LH. Quality of life among women recently diagnosed with invasive breast cancer: the Pathways Study. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2010 Sep; 123(2):507-24. PMID: 20140494; PMCID: PMC2935682.
    20. Lemke AA, Wu JT, Waudby C, Pulley J, Somkin CP, Trinidad SB. Community engagement in biobanking: Experiences from the eMERGE Network. Genomics Soc Policy. 2010; 6(3):35-52. PMID: 22962560.
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    21. Burke N, Somkin CP, Pasick R. Considering culture in physician-- patient communication during colorectal cancer screening. Qual Health Res. 2009 Jun; 19(6):778-89. PMID: 19363141; PMCID: PMC2921881.
    22. Kwan ML, Ambrosone CB, Lee MM, Barlow J, Krathwohl SE, Ergas IJ, Ashley CH, Bittner JR, Darbinian J, Stronach K, Caan BJ, Davis W, Kutner SE, Quesenberry CP, Somkin CP, Sternfeld B, Wiencke JK, Zheng S, Kushi LH. The Pathways Study: a prospective study of breast cancer survivorship within Kaiser Permanente Northern California. Cancer Causes Control. 2008 Dec; 19(10):1065-76. PMID: 18478338; PMCID: PMC2581640.
    23. Somkin CP, Altschuler A, Ackerson L, Tolsma D, Rolnick SJ, Yood R, Weaver WD, Von Worley A, Hornbrook M, Magid DJ, Go AS. Cardiology clinical trial participation in community-based healthcare systems: obstacles and opportunities. Contemp Clin Trials. 2008 Sep; 29(5):646-53. PMID: 18397842; PMCID: PMC2615791.
    24. Saba GW, Wong ST, Schillinger D, Fernandez A, Somkin CP, Wilson CC, Grumbach K. Shared decision making and the experience of partnership in primary care. Ann Fam Med. 2006 Jan-Feb; 4(1):54-62. PMID: 16449397; PMCID: PMC1466999.
    25. Kaplan CP, Haas JS, Pérez-Stable EJ, Gregorich SE, Somkin C, Des Jarlais G, Kerlikowske K. Breast cancer risk reduction options: awareness, discussion, and use among women from four ethnic groups. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2006 Jan; 15(1):162-6. PMID: 16434605.
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    26. Nguyen TT, Somkin CP, Ma Y. Participation of Asian-American women in cancer chemoprevention research: physician perspectives. Cancer. 2005 Dec 15; 104(12 Suppl):3006-14. PMID: 16247807; PMCID: PMC1704078.
    27. Dignam JJ, Wieand K, Johnson KA, Raich P, Anderson SJ, Somkin C, Wickerham DL. Effects of obesity and race on prognosis in lymph node-negative, estrogen receptor-negative breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2006 Jun; 97(3):245-54. PMID: 16331345.
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    28. Iribarren C, Tolstykh I, Somkin CP, Ackerson LM, Brown TT, Scheffler R, Syme L, Kawachi I. Sex and racial/ethnic disparities in outcomes after acute myocardial infarction: a cohort study among members of a large integrated health care delivery system in northern California. Arch Intern Med. 2005 Oct 10; 165(18):2105-13. PMID: 16217000.
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    29. Puleo E, Zapka JG, Goins KV, Yood MU, Mouchawar J, Manos M, Somkin C, Taplin S. Recommendations for care related to follow-up of abnormal cancer screening tests: accuracy of patient report. Eval Health Prof. 2005 Sep; 28(3):310-27. PMID: 16123260.
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    30. Somkin CP, Altschuler A, Ackerson L, Geiger AM, Greene SM, Mouchawar J, Holup J, Fehrenbacher L, Nelson A, Glass A, Polikoff J, Tishler S, Schmidt C, Field T, Wagner E. Organizational barriers to physician participation in cancer clinical trials. Am J Manag Care. 2005 Jul; 11(7):413-21. PMID: 16044978.
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    31. Juarbe TC, Kaplan CP, Somkin CP, Pasick R, Gildengorin G, Pérez-Stable EJ. Are risk factors for breast cancer associated with follow-up procedures in diverse women with abnormal mammography? Cancer Causes Control. 2005 Apr; 16(3):245-53. PMID: 15947876; PMCID: PMC2936818.
    32. Altschuler A, Somkin CP. Women's decision making about whether or not to use breast cancer chemoprevention. Women Health. 2005; 41(2):81-95. PMID: 16219589.
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    33. Nguyen TT, Somkin CP, Ma Y, Fung LC, Nguyen T. Participation of Asian-American women in cancer treatment research: a pilot study. J Natl Cancer Inst Monogr. 2005; (35):102-5. PMID: 16287894; PMCID: PMC2014718.
    34. Zapka JG, Puleo E, Taplin S, Solberg LI, Mouchawar J, Somkin C, Geiger AM, Ulcickas Yood M. Breast and cervical cancer screening: clinicians' views on health plan guidelines and implementation efforts. J Natl Cancer Inst Monogr. 2005; (35):46-54. PMID: 16287885.
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    35. Somkin CP, McPhee SJ, Nguyen T, Stewart S, Shema SJ, Nguyen B, Pasick R. The effect of access and satisfaction on regular mammogram and Papanicolaou test screening in a multiethnic population. Med Care. 2004 Sep; 42(9):914-26. PMID: 15319618; PMCID: PMC1618783.
    36. Altschuler A, Somkin CP, Adler NE. Local services and amenities, neighborhood social capital, and health. Soc Sci Med. 2004 Sep; 59(6):1219-29. PMID: 15210093.
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    37. Zapka JG, Puleo E, Taplin SH, Goins KV, Ulcickas Yood M, Mouchawar J, Somkin C, Manos MM. Processes of care in cervical and breast cancer screening and follow-up--the importance of communication. Prev Med. 2004 Jul; 39(1):81-90. PMID: 15207989.
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    38. Montaño DE, Selby JV, Somkin CP, Bhat A, Nadel M. Acceptance of flexible sigmoidoscopy screening for colorectal cancer. Cancer Detect Prev. 2004; 28(1):43-51. PMID: 15041077.
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    39. Goins KV, Zapka JG, Geiger AM, Solberg LI, Taplin S, Yood MU, Gilbert J, Mouchawar J, Somkin CP, Weinmann S. Implementation of systems strategies for breast and cervical cancer screening services in health maintenance organizations. Am J Manag Care. 2003 Nov; 9(11):745-55. PMID: 14626472.
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    40. Mouchawar J, Valentine Goins K, Somkin C, Puleo E, Hensley Alford S, Geiger AM, Taplin S, Gilbert J, Weinmann S, Zapka J. Guidelines for breast and ovarian cancer genetic counseling referral: adoption and implementation in HMOs. Genet Med. 2003 Nov-Dec; 5(6):444-50. PMID: 14614396.
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    41. McPhee SJ, Nguyen TT, Shema SJ, Nguyen B, Somkin C, Vo P, Pasick R. Validation of recall of breast and cervical cancer screening by women in an ethnically diverse population. Prev Med. 2002 Nov; 35(5):463-73. PMID: 12431895.
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    42. Puleo E, Zapka J, White MJ, Mouchawar J, Somkin C, Taplin S. Caffeine, cajoling, and other strategies to maximize clinician survey response rates. Eval Health Prof. 2002 Jun; 25(2):169-84. PMID: 12026751.
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    43. Valdez A, Banerjee K, Ackerson L, Fernandez M, Otero-Sabogal R, Somkin CP. Correlates of breast cancer screening among low-income, low-education Latinas. Prev Med. 2001 Nov; 33(5):495-502. PMID: 11676592.
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    44. Somkin CP, Hiatt RA. Screening mammography in an integrated health care system: the Kaiser permanente experience. Breast Dis. 1998 Aug; 10(3-4):45-53. PMID: 15687563.
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    45. Somkin CP, Hiatt RA, Hurley LB, Gruskin E, Ackerson L, Larson P. The effect of patient and provider reminders on mammography and Papanicolaou smear screening in a large health maintenance organization. Arch Intern Med. 1997 Aug 11-25; 157(15):1658-64. PMID: 9250226.
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    46. Fireman BH, Quesenberry CP, Somkin CP, Jacobson AS, Baer D, West D, Potosky AL, Brown ML. Cost of care for cancer in a health maintenance organization. Health Care Financ Rev. 1997; 18(4):51-76. PMID: 10175613; PMCID: PMC4194474.
    47. Somkin CP. Improving the effectiveness of breast self-examination in the early detection of breast cancer: a selective review of the literature. Nurse Pract Forum. 1993 Jun; 4(2):76-84. PMID: 8513267.
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    48. Dorsay RH, Cuneo WD, Somkin CP, Tekawa IS. Breast self-examination: improving competence and frequency in a classroom setting. Am J Public Health. 1988 May; 78(5):520-2. PMID: 3354734; PMCID: PMC1349330.
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