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    Sara Ackerman, PhD

    TitleAssistant Professor
    SchoolUCSF School of Nursing
    DepartmentSocial Behavioral Sciences
    Address3333 Calif. St,Laurel Heights
    San Francisco CA 94118
    Phone415-502-1760
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      University of North Carolina, Chapel HillPhDAnthropology
      University of North Carolina, Chapel HillMPHHealth Behavior & Education
      Smith CollegeBAPsychology
      Collapse Awards and Honors
      American Medical Informatics Association2013Diana Forsythe Award

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      Medical anthropology, science and technology studies, genetics and genomics, social and cultural impacts of new medical technologies, social theory, implementation science, ethnography, qualitative methods, mixed methods, social determinants of health, marginalized populations

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      1. Ackerman SL, Boscardin C, Karliner L, Handley MA, Cheng S, Gaither TW, Hagey J, Hennein L, Malik F, Shaw B, Trinidad N, Zahner G, Gonzales R. The Action Research Program: Experiential Learning in Systems-Based Practice for First-Year Medical Students. Teach Learn Med. 2016 Apr-Jun; 28(2):183-91. PMID: 27064720.
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      2. Ackerman SL, Darling KW, Lee SS, Hiatt RA, Shim JK. . . Accounting for complexity: Gene-environment interaction research and the politics of quantification. Science, Technology, & Human Values. 2016; 41(2):194-218.
      3. Darling KW, Ackerman SL, Hiatt RH, Lee SS, Shim JK. Enacting the molecular imperative: How gene-environment interaction research links bodies and environments in the post-genomic age. Soc Sci Med. 2016 Apr; 155:51-60. PMID: 26994357.
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      4. Garg SK, Lyles CR, Ackerman S, Handley MA, Schillinger D, Gourley G, Aulakh V, Sarkar U. Qualitative analysis of programmatic initiatives to text patients with mobile devices in resource-limited health systems. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2016; 16(1):16. PMID: 26851941.
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      5. Cattamanchi A, Miller CR, Tapley A, Haguma P, Ochom E, Ackerman S, Davis JL, Katamba A, Handley MA. Health worker perspectives on barriers to delivery of routine tuberculosis diagnostic evaluation services in Uganda: a qualitative study to guide clinic-based interventions. BMC Health Serv Res. 2015; 15:10. PMID: 25609495; PMCID: PMC4307676.
      6. Shim JK, Darling KW, Ackerman SL, Lee SS, Hiatt RA. . Reimagining Race and Ancestry: Biomedicalizaing Difference in Post-Genomic Subjects. In Bell SE, Figert AE (eds), Reimagining (Bio)Medicalization, Pharmaceuticals and Genetics: Old Critiques and New Engagements. 2015.
      7. Ackerman S, Gleason N, Gonzales R. Using Rapid Ethnography to Support the Design and Implementation of Health Information Technologies. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2015; 215:14-27. PMID: 26249181.
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      8. Shim JK, Ackerman SL, Darling KW, Hiatt RA, Lee SS. Race and ancestry in the age of inclusion: technique and meaning in post-genomic science. J Health Soc Behav. 2014 Dec; 55(4):504-18. PMID: 25378251; PMCID: PMC4443814.
      9. Shim JK, Darling KW, Lappe MD, Thomson LK, Lee SS, Hiatt RA, Ackerman SL. Homogeneity and heterogeneity as situational properties: producing--and moving beyond?--race in post-genomic science. Soc Stud Sci. 2014 Aug; 44(4):579-99. PMID: 25272613; PMCID: PMC4391627.
      10. Wu E, Barnes DE, Ackerman SL, Lee J, Chesney M, Mehling WE. Preventing Loss of Independence through Exercise (PLIÉ): qualitative analysis of a clinical trial in older adults with dementia. Aging Ment Health. 2015; 19(4):353-62. PMID: 25022459.
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      11. Ackerman SL, Gleason N, Monacelli J, Collado D, Wang M, Ho C, Catschegn-Pfab S, Gonzales R. When to repatriate? Clinicians' perspectives on the transfer of patient management from specialty to primary care. J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Oct; 29(10):1355-61. PMID: 24934146; PMCID: PMC4175642.
      12. Eng JA, Hunter CJ, Handley MA, Boscardin CK, Gonzales R, Ackerman SL. Patient attitudes about specialty follow-up care by telephone. Am J Manag Care. 2014 Feb; 20(2):164-7. PMID: 24738534; PMCID: PMC4207649.
      13. Ackerman SL, Gonzales R, Stahl MS, Metlay JP. One size does not fit all: evaluating an intervention to reduce antibiotic prescribing for acute bronchitis. BMC Health Serv Res. 2013; 13:462. PMID: 24188573; PMCID: PMC4228248.
      14. Ackerman S, Auer R, Gonzales R. Cultural capital: accounting for power in patient-physician interactions. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Mar 11; 173(5):393-4. PMID: 23479112.
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      15. Gonzales R, Ackerman S, Handley M. Can implementation science help to overcome challenges in translating judicious antibiotic use into practice? Arch Intern Med. 2012 Oct 22; 172(19):1471-3. PMID: 23007141.
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      16. Ackerman SL, Tebb K, Stein JC, Frazee BW, Hendey GW, Schmidt LA, Gonzales R. Benefit or burden? A sociotechnical analysis of diagnostic computer kiosks in four California hospital emergency departments. Soc Sci Med. 2012 Dec; 75(12):2378-85. PMID: 23063214.
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      17. Ackerman S, Gonzales R. The context of antibiotic overuse. Ann Intern Med. 2012 Aug 7; 157(3):211-2. PMID: 22868840.
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      18. Gonzales R, Handley MA, Ackerman S, O'sullivan PS. A framework for training health professionals in implementation and dissemination science. Acad Med. 2012 Mar; 87(3):271-8. PMID: 22373617; PMCID: PMC3307591.
      19. Ackerman, S. Gonzales, R. . California HealthCare Foundation Case Study. The Kiosk Will See You Now: Lessons from an ED Experiment. 2012.
      20. Ackerman SL, Lown EA, Dvorak CC, Dunn EA, Abrams DI, Horn BN, Degelman M, Cowan MJ, Mehling WE. Massage for children undergoing hematopoietic cell transplantation: a qualitative report. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2012; 2012:792042. PMID: 22474526; PMCID: PMC3296156.
      21. Ackerman SL. Plastic paradise: transforming bodies and selves in Costa Rica's cosmetic surgery tourism industry. Med Anthropol. 2010 Oct; 29(4):403-23. PMID: 21082485.
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      22. Thomas JC, Eng E, Ackerman S, Earp JA, Ellis H, Carpenter C. . . Evidence-Based Practice Manual (Yeager K, Roberts AR, eds). Establishing collaborations that engender trust in the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases. 2004.
      23. Daniel, M., Ackerman, S. . . Encyclopedia of Public Health, Volume 1. Lester Breslow, L. W. Green, W. Keck, J. Last, L. Lave, and M. McGinnis (eds). American Indians and Alaska Natives. 2002; 1.
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