Sarah Lisker, BA

Program Manager

Sarah Lisker joined the Center for Vulnerable Populations in 2015. She supports Dr. Urmimala Sarkar's work in health information technology, the implementation of evidence-based innovations in the safety-net care setting, ambulatory patient safety, as well as physician well-being and resilience. Specifically, Sarah is the staff lead for SOLVE Health Tech, a health equity accelerator dedicated to adapting digital health technologies for low-income, diverse, and vulnerable populations. She also manages the San Francisco Ambulatory Safety CEnter for iNnovaTion (ASCENT), a patient safety learning laboratory that designs, implements, and evaluates technical and workflow solutions for high-priority outpatient safety problems with an iterative, human-factors-informed approach. In addition, Sarah coordinates the SHARE Collaborative, a reporting tool for physicians who are sexually harassed by patients in order to better understand the circumstances in which sexual harassment is likely to occur, how it affects the physician experiencing harassment, and how physicians cope after an incident. She graduated from UCLA in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Geography and Environmental Studies and a focus in Geographic Information Systems and Technologies. Prior to joining CVP, Sarah worked in the technology industry as a project manager and team builder.
Education
2019 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training, University of California
Publications
  1. Customized registry tool for tracking adherence to clinical guidelines for head and neck cancers: protocol for a pilot study.
  2. Gaps in Treatment and Surveillance: Head and Neck Cancer Care in a Safety-Net Hospital.
  3. Follow-up of incidental pulmonary nodules and association with mortality in a safety-net cohort.
  4. An electronic registry to improve adherence to active surveillance monitoring among men with prostate cancer at a safety-net hospital: protocol for a pilot study.
  5. Defining and Measuring Adherence in Observational Studies Assessing Outcomes of Real-world Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer: A Systematic Review.
  6. Differences in Narrative Language in Evaluations of Medical Students by Gender and Under-represented Minority Status.
  7. Decisions and repercussions of second victim experiences for mothers in medicine (SAVE DR MoM).
  8. Implementation science for ambulatory care safety: a novel method to develop context-sensitive interventions to reduce quality gaps in monitoring high-risk patients.