Sarah Lisker, BA

Mgr Health Info Technology

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.
2019 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training, University of California
BA, 2012 - Geography and Environmental Studies, GIS, University of California
  1. Gupta K, Rivadeneira NA, Lisker S, Chahal K, Gross N, Sarkar U. Multispecialty Physician Online Survey Reveals That Burnout Related to Adverse Event Involvement May Be Mitigated by Peer Support. 2022. PMID: 35482414

  2. Lyles CR, Adler-Milstein J, Thao C, Lisker S, Nouri S, Sarkar U. Alignment of Key Stakeholders' Priorities for Patient-Facing Tools in Digital Health: Mixed Methods Study. 2021. PMID: 34435966

  3. Blacklow SO, Lisker S, Ng MY, Sarkar U, Lyles C. Usability, inclusivity, and content evaluation of COVID-19 contact tracing apps in the United States. 2021. PMID: 34022053

  4. Lyles CR, Sarkar U, Patel U, Lisker S, Stark A, Guzman V, Patel A. Real-world insights from launching remote peer-to-peer mentoring in a safety net healthcare delivery setting. 2020. PMID: 33180917

  5. Hickey MD, Lisker S, Brodie S, Vittinghoff E, Russell MD, Sarkar U. Customized registry tool for tracking adherence to clinical guidelines for head and neck cancers: protocol for a pilot study. 2020. PMID: 32047648

  6. Yu K, Westbrook M, Brodie S, Lisker S, Vittinghoff E, Hua V, Russell M, Sarkar U. Gaps in Treatment and Surveillance: Head and Neck Cancer Care in a Safety-Net Hospital. 2020. PMID: 32083239

  7. Lee JS, Lisker S, Vittinghoff E, Cherian R, McCoy DB, Rybkin A, Su G, Sarkar U. Follow-up of incidental pulmonary nodules and association with mortality in a safety-net cohort. 2019. PMID: 31373897

  8. Rojek AE, Khanna R, Yim JWL, Gardner R, Lisker S, Hauer KE, Lucey C, Sarkar U. Differences in Narrative Language in Evaluations of Medical Students by Gender and Under-represented Minority Status. 2019. PMID: 30993609

  9. Gupta K, Lisker S, Rivadeneira NA, Mangurian C, Linos E, Sarkar U. Decisions and repercussions of second victim experiences for mothers in medicine (SAVE DR MoM). 2019. PMID: 30718333