Urmimala Sarkar, MD, MPH

Professor

Urmimala Sarkar MD, MPH is Professor of Medicine at UCSF in the Division of General Internal Medicine, Associate Chair for Faculty Experience for the Department of Medicine, Associate Director of the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations, and a primary care physician at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital’s Richard H. Fine People's Clinic. Dr. Sarkar’s work centers on innovating for health equity and improving the safety and quality of outpatient care for everyone, especially low-income and diverse populations. Her expertise spans topics including medical errors and patient safety, diabetes, and cancer prevention and survivorship. Dr. Sarkar’s research is collaborative and intersects with methods found in human-centered design, human factors engineering, data science, health services research, and implementation science. Dr. Sarkar believes that mentoring and training with a commitment to diversity and inclusion are critical to achieving health equity. She advances health equity scholarship by mentoring students, residents, fellows, and junior faculty at UCSF and beyond.

If you would like to get in touch with Dr. Sarkar about her lab or the S.O.L.V.E. Health Tech program, please visit the appropriate link in the 'Website' section below to submit an interest form.
Education
03/2021 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training, University of California
Fellow, 2008 - Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
Residency, 2005 - Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
Intern, 2003 - Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
M.D., 2002 - , University of California, San Diego
M.P.H., 2000 - Epidemiology, University of California, Berkeley
B.S. Biology, 1996 - , Stanford University
Websites
Publications
  1. Khoong EC, Olazo K, Rivadeneira NA, Thatipelli S, Barr-Walker J, Fontil V, Lyles CR, Sarkar U. Mobile health strategies for blood pressure self-management in urban populations with digital barriers: systematic review and meta-analyses. 2021. PMID: 34294852


  2. Hemmat S, Khoong EC, Olazo K, Sharma AE, Mangurian C, Fernandez A, Sarkar U. Using incident reporting to understand and characterize sexual harassment of physicians by patients. 2021. PMID: 34254222


  3. Sarkar U, Cassel C. Humanism Before Heroism in Medicine. 2021. PMID: 34110356


  4. 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


  5. Halley MC, Mathews KS, Diamond LC, Linos E, Sarkar U, Mangurian C, Sabry H, Goyal MK, Olazo K, Miller EG, Jagsi R, Linos E. The Intersection of Work and Home Challenges Faced by Physician Mothers During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic: A Mixed-Methods Analysis. 2021. PMID: 33761277


  6. Khoong EC, Fontil V, Rivadeneira NA, Hoskote M, Nundy S, Lyles CR, Sarkar U. Impact of digitally acquired peer diagnostic input on diagnostic confidence in outpatient cases: A pragmatic randomized trial. 2020. PMID: 33260212


  7. 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


  8. Linos E, Halley MC, Sarkar U, Mangurian C, Sabry H, Olazo K, Mathews KS, Diamond L, Goyal MK, Linos E, Jagsi R. Anxiety Levels Among Physician Mothers During the COVID-19 Pandemic. 2021. PMID: 33517747


  9. Anjana E. Sharma, Elaine C. Khoong, Malini A. Nijagal, Courtney R. Lyles, George Su, Triveni DeFries, Urmimala Sarkar, Delphine Tuot. Clinician Experience with Telemedicine at a Safety-net Hospital Network during COVID-19: A Cross-sectional Survey. 2021. PMID:


  10. Lyon ZM, Yang R, Savoie MB, Schear S, Dong J, Javaherian K, Hauser K, Sarkar U, Garcia-Grossman I. Rapid Implementation of a Volunteer-Run Service to Combat Social Isolation in Hospitalized Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic. 2021. PMID: 33764919


  11. Sharma AE, Mann Z, Cherian R, Del Rosario JB, Yang J, Sarkar U. Correction: Recommendations From the Twitter Hashtag #DoctorsAreDickheads: Qualitative Analysis. 2020. PMID: 33166260


  12. Santiago-Rodríguez EJ, Rivadeneira NA, Torres JM, Sarkar U, Hiatt RA. Socioeconomic status and colorectal cancer screening behaviors in a vulnerable multiethnic population. 2020. PMID: 33121258


  13. Sharma AE, Mann Z, Cherian R, Del Rosario JB, Yang J, Sarkar U. Recommendations From the Twitter Hashtag #DoctorsAreDickheads: Qualitative Analysis. 2020. PMID: 33112246


  14. Sarkar U, Samal L. How effective are clinical decision support systems? 2020. PMID: 32943393


  15. Hoskote M, Le G, Cherian R, Zeiger R, Sarkar U. Cancer patient perspectives on survivorship goals from the Smart Patients online community. 2020. PMID: 32918605


  16. Sarkar U, Hemmat S, Linos E. Sexual harassment and suicide. 2020. PMID: 32878861


  17. Sharma AE, Yang J, Del Rosario JB, Hoskote M, Rivadeneira NA. What Safety Events Are Reported For Ambulatory Care? Analysis of Incident Reports from a Patient Safety Organization. 2020. PMID: 32980254


  18. Aguilera A, Figueroa CA, Hernandez-Ramos R, Sarkar U, Cemballi A, Gomez-Pathak L, Miramontes J, Yom-Tov E, Chakraborty B, Yan X, Xu J, Modiri A, Aggarwal J, Jay Williams J, Lyles CR. mHealth app using machine learning to increase physical activity in diabetes and depression: clinical trial protocol for the DIAMANTE Study. 2020. PMID: 32819981


  19. Lyles CR, Nelson EC, Frampton S, Dykes PC, Cemballi AG, Sarkar U. Using Electronic Health Record Portals to Improve Patient Engagement: Research Priorities and Best Practices. 2020. PMID: 32479176


  20. Sharma AE, Lyson HC, Cherian R, Somsouk M, Schillinger D, Sarkar U. A Root Cause Analysis of Barriers to Timely Colonoscopy in California Safety-Net Health Systems. 2020. PMID: 32467445


  21. Nouri SS, Adler-Milstein J, Thao C, Acharya P, Barr-Walker J, Sarkar U, Lyles C. Patient characteristics associated with objective measures of digital health tool use in the United States: A literature review. 2020. PMID: 32364238


  22. Betjemann J, Hemphill JC, Sarkar U. We Dropped the Reflex Hammer on Hypertension 20 Years Ago-Reply. 2020. PMID: 32119033


  23. 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


  24. 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


  25. Jonassaint CR, Kang C, Prussien KV, Yarboi J, Sanger MS, Wilson JD, De Castro L, Shah N, Sarkar U. Feasibility of implementing mobile technology-delivered mental health treatment in routine adult sickle cell disease care. 2018. PMID: 30508141


  26. Dixit N, Burke N, Rodriguez G, Sarkar U, Cicerelli B, DeVore JD, Nápoles AM. Knowledge and self-efficacy for caring for breast and colon cancer survivors among safety net primary care providers. 2020. PMID: 32016600


  27. Cherian R, Le G, Whall J, Gomez S, Sarkar U. Content shared on social media for national cancer survivors day 2018. 2020. PMID: 31940384


  28. Barrett NJ, Rodriguez EM, Iachan R, Hyslop T, Ingraham KL, Le GM, Martin K, Haring RC, Rivadeneira NA, Erwin DO, Fish LJ, Middleton D, Hiatt RA, Patierno SR, Sarkar U, Gage-Bouchard EA. Factors associated with biomedical research participation within community-based samples across 3 National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers. 2020. PMID: 31909824


  29. Rivadeneira NA, Hoskote M, Le GM, Nguyen TT, Nápoles AM, Pasick RJ, Sarkar U, Hiatt RA. Advancing Cancer Control in San Francisco: Cancer Screening in Under-Represented Populations. 2020. PMID: 31862104


  30. 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


  31. Lin SC, Lyles CR, Sarkar U, Adler-Milstein J. Are Patients Electronically Accessing Their Medical Records? Evidence From National Hospital Data. 2019. PMID: 31682494


  32. Betjemann J, Hemphill JC, Sarkar U. Time for Neurologists to Drop the Reflex Hammer on Hypertension. 2019. PMID: 31424488


  33. Avila-Garcia P, Hernandez-Ramos R, Nouri SS, Cemballi A, Sarkar U, Lyles CR, Aguilera A. Engaging users in the design of an mHealth, text message-based intervention to increase physical activity at a safety-net health care system. 2019. PMID: 32025646


  34. Nouri SS, Avila-Garcia P, Cemballi AG, Sarkar U, Aguilera A, Lyles CR. Assessing Mobile Phone Digital Literacy and Engagement in User-Centered Design in a Diverse, Safety-Net Population: Mixed Methods Study. 2019. PMID: 31469083


  35. Radcliffe K, Lyson HC, Barr-Walker J, Sarkar U. Collective intelligence in medical decision-making: a systematic scoping review. 2019. PMID: 31399099


  36. Lyson HC, Le GM, Zhang J, Rivadeneira N, Lyles C, Radcliffe K, Pasick RJ, Sawaya G, Sarkar U, Centola D. Social Media as a Tool to Promote Health Awareness: Results from an Online Cervical Cancer Prevention Study. 2018. PMID: 29948924


  37. Hemmat S, Khoong EC, Sharma AE, Sarkar U. Sharing Stories, Searching for Solutions: Sexual Harassment of Physicians by Patients. 2019. PMID: 31300215


  38. Khoong EC, Le GM, Hoskote M, Rivadeneira NA, Hiatt RA, Sarkar U. Health Information-seeking Behaviors and Preferences of a Diverse, Multilingual Urban Cohort. 2019. PMID: 31095058


  39. Chan B, Goldman LE, Sarkar U, Guzman D, Critchfield J, Saha S, Kushel M. High perceived social support and hospital readmissions in an older multi-ethnic, limited English proficiency, safety-net population. 2019. PMID: 31126336


  40. 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


  41. Lyles CR, Tieu L, Sarkar U, Kiyoi S, Sadasivaiah S, Hoskote M, Ratanawongsa N, Schillinger D. A Randomized Trial to Train Vulnerable Primary Care Patients to Use a Patient Portal. 2019. PMID: 30850461


  42. Le GM, Radcliffe K, Lyles C, Lyson HC, Wallace B, Sawaya G, Pasick R, Centola D, Sarkar U. Perceptions of cervical cancer prevention on Twitter uncovered by different sampling strategies. 2019. PMID: 30742683


  43. Cherian R, Sarkar U, Khoong EC, Ackerman S, Gourley G, Schillinger D. Standardization in Diverse Populations: Implementation of Evidence-Based Practices in a Safety-Net Setting. 2019. PMID: 31294306


  44. 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


  45. Fontil V, Radcliffe K, Lyson HC, Ratanawongsa N, Lyles C, Tuot D, Yuen K, Sarkar U. Testing and improving the acceptability of a web-based platform for collective intelligence to improve diagnostic accuracy in primary care clinics. 2019. PMID: 31984344


  46. Lyson HC, Ackerman S, Lyles C, Schillinger D, Williams P, Gourley G, Gupta R, Handley M, Sarkar U. Redesigning primary care in the safety net: A qualitative analysis of team-based care implementation. 2018. PMID: 30552044


  47. Valy Fontil, Elaine Khoong, Mekhala Hoskote, Kate Radcliffe, Neda Ratanawongsa, Courtney Rees Lyles, Urmimala Sarkar. Evaluation of an health-IT-enabled collective intelligence platform to improve diagnosis in primary care and urgent care settings: Study Design (Preprint). 2018. PMID:


  48. Ramo DE, Meacham M, Thrul J, Belohlavek A, Sarkar U, Humfleet G. Exploring Identities and Preferences for Intervention Among LGBTQ+ Young Adult Smokers Through Online Focus Groups. 2018. PMID: 30509769


  49. Schmajuk G, Jafri K, Evans M, Shiboski S, Gianfrancesco M, Izadi Z, Patterson SL, Aggarwal I, Sarkar U, Dudley RA, Yazdany J. Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PJP) prophylaxis patterns among patients with rheumatic diseases receiving high-risk immunosuppressant drugs. 2018. PMID: 30449650


  50. Khoong EC, Cherian R, Rivadeneira NA, Gourley G, Yazdany J, Amarnath A, Schillinger D, Sarkar U. Accurate Measurement In California's Safety-Net Health Systems Has Gaps And Barriers. 2018. PMID: 30395496


  51. Giardina TD, Haskell H, Menon S, Hallisy J, Southwick FS, Sarkar U, Royse KE, Singh H. Learning From Patients' Experiences Related To Diagnostic Errors Is Essential For Progress In Patient Safety. 2018. PMID: 30395513


  52. Sharma AE, Rivadeneira NA, Barr-Walker J, Stern RJ, Johnson AK, Sarkar U. Patient Engagement In Health Care Safety: An Overview Of Mixed-Quality Evidence. 2018. PMID: 30395509


  53. Lyles CR, Handley MA, Ackerman SL, Schillinger D, Williams P, Westbrook M, Gourley G, Sarkar U. Innovative Implementation Studies Conducted in US Safety Net Health Care Settings: A Systematic Review. 2018. PMID: 30198304


  54. Fontil V, Lyles CR, Schillinger D, Handley MA, Ackerman S, Gourley G, Bibbins-Domingo K, Sarkar U. Safety-net institutions in the US grapple with new cholesterol treatment guidelines: a qualitative analysis from the PHoENIX Network. 2018. PMID: 30034258


  55. Cherian R, Sarkar U, Khoong EC, Ackerman S, Gourley G, Schillinger D. Efficiency, Efficacy, and Power in the Implementation of a Medication Adherence Aid. 2018. PMID: 31294287


  56. Khoong EC, Cherian R, Smith DE, Schillinger D, Wolf MS, Sarkar U. Implementation of patient-centered prescription labeling in a safety-net ambulatory care network. 2018. PMID: 29950392


  57. Sarkar U, Le GM, Lyles CR, Ramo D, Linos E, Bibbins-Domingo K. Using Social Media to Target Cancer Prevention in Young Adults: Viewpoint. Volume 20 of Issue 6. 2018. PMID: 29871850


  58. Cherian R, Westbrook M, Ramo D, Sarkar U. Representations of Codeine Misuse on Instagram: Content Analysis. Volume 4 of Issue 1. 2018. PMID: 29559422


  59. Ackerman SL, Gourley G, Le G, Williams P, Yazdany J, Sarkar U. Improving Patient Safety in Public Hospitals: Developing Standard Measures to Track Medical Errors and Process Breakdowns. 2018. PMID: 29543667


  60. Sarkar U, McDonald K, Motala A, Smith P, Zipperer L, Wachter RM, Shanman R, Shekelle PG. Pragmatic Insights on Patient Safety Priorities and Intervention Strategies in Ambulatory Settings. 2017. PMID: 29173287


  61. Clarity C, Sarkar U, Lee J, Handley MA, Goldman LE. Clinician Perspectives on the Management of Abnormal Subcritical Tests in an Urban Academic Safety-Net Health Care System. Volume 43 of Issue 10. 2017. PMID: 28942776


  62. Ackerman SL, Sarkar U, Tieu L, Handley MA, Schillinger D, Hahn K, Hoskote M, Gourley G, Lyles C. Meaningful use in the safety net: a rapid ethnography of patient portal implementation at five community health centers in California. Volume 24 of Issue 5. 2017. PMID: 28340229


  63. Luxenberg A, Chan B, Khanna R, Sarkar U. Efficiency and Interpretability of Text Paging Communication for Medical Inpatients: A Mixed-Methods Analysis. Volume 177 of Issue 8. 2017. PMID: 28628695


  64. Clarity C, Gourley G, Lyles C, Ackerman S, Handley MA, Schillinger D, Sarkar U, Conigliaro J. Implementation Science Workshop: Barriers and Facilitators to Increasing Mammography Screening Rates in California's Public Hospitals. Volume 32 of Issue 6. 2017. PMID: 28188571


  65. Hemmat S, Schillinger D, Lyles C, Ackerman S, Gourley G, Vittinghoff E, Handley M, Sarkar U. Performance Measurement and Target-Setting in California's Safety Net Health Systems. Volume 33 of Issue 2. 2017. PMID: 28555507


  66. Lyles C, Sarkar U. Seeing the Effect of Health Care Delivery Innovation in the Safety Net. Volume 177 of Issue 5. 2017. PMID: 28346579


  67. Lee SY, Cherian R, Ly I, Horton C, Salley AL, Sarkar U. Designing and Implementing an Electronic Patient Registry to Improve Warfarin Monitoring in the Ambulatory Setting. Volume 43 of Issue 7. 2017. PMID: 28648221


  68. Tieu L, Schillinger D, Sarkar U, Hoskote M, Hahn KJ, Ratanawongsa N, Ralston JD, Lyles CR. Online patient websites for electronic health record access among vulnerable populations: portals to nowhere? Volume 24 of Issue e1. 2017. PMID: 27402138


  69. Schmajuk G, Tonner C, Trupin L, Li J, Sarkar U, Ludwig D, Shiboski S, Sirota M, Dudley RA, Murray S, Yazdany J. Using health-system-wide data to understand hepatitis B virus prophylaxis and reactivation outcomes in patients receiving rituximab. Volume 96 of Issue 13. 2017. PMID: 28353614


  70. Schillinger D, McNamara D, Crossley S, Lyles C, Moffet HH, Sarkar U, Duran N, Allen J, Liu J, Oryn D, Ratanawongsa N, Karter AJ. The Next Frontier in Communication and the ECLIPPSE Study: Bridging the Linguistic Divide in Secure Messaging. Volume 2017. 2017. PMID: 28265579


  71. Issaka RB, Singh MH, Oshima SM, Laleau VJ, Rachocki CD, Chen EH, Day LW, Sarkar U, Somsouk M. Inadequate Utilization of Diagnostic Colonoscopy Following Abnormal FIT Results in an Integrated Safety-Net System. Volume 112 of Issue 2. 2016. PMID: 28154400


  72. Rajan JV, Moura J, Gourley G, Kiso K, Sizilio A, Cortez AM, Riley LW, Veras MA, Sarkar U. Understanding the barriers to successful adoption and use of a mobile health information system in a community health center in São Paulo, Brazil: a cohort study. Volume 16 of Issue 1. 2016. PMID: 27855685


  73. Sarkar U, Lyles C, Steinman M, Huang ES, Moffet HH, Whitmer RA, Warton EM, Karter AJ. Changes in Medication Use After Dementia Diagnosis in an Observational Cohort of Individuals with Diabetes Mellitus. Volume 65 of Issue 1. 2016. PMID: 27642180


  74. Gertler SA, Coralic Z, López A, Stein JC, Sarkar U. Root Cause Analysis of Ambulatory Adverse Drug Events That Present to the Emergency Department. Volume 12 of Issue 3. 2016. PMID: 24583958


  75. Price EL, Sewell JL, Chen AH, Sarkar U. Minding the Gaps: Assessing Communication Outcomes of Electronic Preconsultation Exchange. Volume 42 of Issue 8. 2016. PMID: 27456415


  76. Sarkar U, Gourley GI, Lyles CR, Tieu L, Clarity C, Newmark L, Singh K, Bates DW. Usability of Commercially Available Mobile Applications for Diverse Patients. Volume 31 of Issue 12. 2016. PMID: 27418347


  77. Patterson ES, Militello LG, Su G, Sarkar U. Characterizing a Naturalistic Decision Making Phenomenon: Loss of System Resilience Associated with Implementation of New Technology. Volume 10 of Issue 3. 2016. PMID: 28138316


  78. Lyles CR, Godbehere A, Le G, El Ghaoui L, Sarkar U. Applying Sparse Machine Learning Methods to Twitter: Analysis of the 2012 Change in Pap Smear Guidelines. A Sequential Mixed-Methods Study. Volume 2 of Issue 1. 2016. PMID: 27288093


  79. Rachel B. Issaka, Maneesh H. Singh, Victoria Laleau, Sachi Oshima, Carly Rachocki, Urmimala Sarkar, Lukejohn Day, Ma Somsouk. Sa1132 Limited Utilization of Diagnostic Colonoscopy Following Positive FIT in a Safety-Net System. 2016. PMID:


  80. Giardina TD, Sarkar U, Gourley G, Modi V, Meyer AN, Singh H. Online public reactions to frequency of diagnostic errors in US outpatient care. Volume 3 of Issue 1. 2016. PMID: 27347474


  81. 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. Volume 16. 2016. PMID: 26851941


  82. Sarkar U, Bates DW. Re: A systematic review of patients' experiences of adverse events in health care. Volume 28 of Issue 2. 2016. PMID: 26843549


  83. Tuot DS, Leeds K, Murphy EJ, Sarkar U, Lyles CR, Mekonnen T, Chen AH. Facilitators and barriers to implementing electronic referral and/or consultation systems: a qualitative study of 16 health organizations. Volume 15. 2015. PMID: 26687507


  84. Sarkar U. Tip of the iceberg: patient safety incidents in primary care. Volume 25 of Issue 7. 2015. PMID: 26677214


  85. Tieu L, Sarkar U, Schillinger D, Ralston JD, Ratanawongsa N, Pasick R, Lyles CR. Barriers and Facilitators to Online Portal Use Among Patients and Caregivers in a Safety Net Health Care System: A Qualitative Study. Volume 17 of Issue 12. 2015. PMID: 26681155


  86. Urmimala Sarkar, David Lown, Sara Ackerman, Courtney Lyles, Gato Gourley, Dean Schillinger, Margaret A Handley. Coordinated performance measurement and improvement efforts in California's safety net systems: early experience and lessons. 2015. PMID:


  87. Chodos AH, Kushel MB, Greysen SR, Guzman D, Kessell ER, Sarkar U, Goldman LE, Critchfield JM, Pierluissi E. Hospitalization-Associated Disability in Adults Admitted to a Safety-Net Hospital. Volume 30 of Issue 12. 2015. PMID: 25986139


  88. Chan B, Goldman LE, Sarkar U, Schneidermann M, Kessell E, Guzman D, Critchfield J, Kushel M. The Effect of a Care Transition Intervention on the Patient Experience of Older Multi-Lingual Adults in the Safety Net: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial. Volume 30 of Issue 12. 2015. PMID: 25986136


  89. Mirsky JB, Tieu L, Lyles C, Sarkar U. A Mixed-Methods Study of Patient-Provider E-Mail Content in a Safety-Net Setting. Volume 21 of Issue 1. 2015. PMID: 26332306


  90. Lyles CR, Sarkar U, Schillinger D, Ralston JD, Allen JY, Nguyen R, Karter AJ. Refilling medications through an online patient portal: consistent improvements in adherence across racial/ethnic groups. Volume 23 of Issue e1. 2015. PMID: 26335983


  91. Chan B, Lopez A, Sarkar U. The Canary in the Coal Mine Tweets: Social Media Reveals Public Perceptions of Non-Medical Use of Opioids. Volume 10 of Issue 8. 2015. PMID: 26252774


  92. Ratanawongsa N, Karter AJ, Quan J, Parker MM, Handley M, Sarkar U, Schmittdiel JA, Schillinger D. Reach and Validity of an Objective Medication Adherence Measure Among Safety Net Health Plan Members with Diabetes: A Cross-Sectional Study. Volume 21 of Issue 8. 2015. PMID: 26233541


  93. Mirsky JB, Tieu L, Lyles C, Sarkar U. Readability assessment of patient-provider electronic messages in a primary care setting. Volume 23 of Issue 1. 2015. PMID: 26177659


  94. Lyles C, Schillinger D, Sarkar U. Connecting the Dots: Health Information Technology Expansion and Health Disparities. Volume 12 of Issue 7. 2015. PMID: 26172977


  95. Chao MT, Handley MA, Quan J, Sarkar U, Ratanawongsa N, Schillinger D. Disclosure of complementary health approaches among low income and racially diverse safety net patients with diabetes. 2015. PMID: 26146238


  96. Quan J, Lee AK, Handley MA, Ratanawongsa N, Sarkar U, Tseng S, Schillinger D. Automated Telephone Self-Management Support for Diabetes in a Low-Income Health Plan: A Health Care Utilization and Cost Analysis. Volume 18 of Issue 6. 2015. PMID: 26102298


  97. Brown RT, Pierluissi E, Guzman D, Kessell ER, Goldman LE, Sarkar U, Schneidermann M, Critchfield JM, Kushel MB. Functional disability in late-middle-aged and older adults admitted to a safety-net hospital. Volume 62 of Issue 11. 2014. PMID: 25367281


  98. Goldman LE, Sarkar U, Kessell E, Guzman D, Schneidermann M, Pierluissi E, Walter B, Vittinghoff E, Critchfield J, Kushel M. Support from hospital to home for elders: a randomized trial. Volume 161 of Issue 7. 2014. PMID: 25285540


  99. Sarkar U, Simchowitz B, Bonacum D, Strull W, Lopez A, Rotteau L, Shojania KG. A Qualitative Analysis of Physician Perspectives on Missed and Delayed Outpatient Diagnosis: The Focus on System-Related Factors. Volume 40 of Issue 10. 2014. PMID: 26111306


  100. Lyles CR, Sarkar U, Osborn CY. Getting a technology-based diabetes intervention ready for prime time: a review of usability testing studies. Volume 14 of Issue 10. 2014. PMID: 25173689


  101. Greysen SR, Hoi-Cheung D, Garcia V, Kessell E, Sarkar U, Goldman L, Schneidermann M, Critchfield J, Pierluissi E, Kushel M. "Missing pieces"--functional, social, and environmental barriers to recovery for vulnerable older adults transitioning from hospital to home. Volume 62 of Issue 8. 2014. PMID: 24934494


  102. Wallace BC, Paul MJ, Sarkar U, Trikalinos TA, Dredze M. A large-scale quantitative analysis of latent factors and sentiment in online doctor reviews. Volume 21 of Issue 6. 2014. PMID: 24918109


  103. Maria T. Chao, Margaret Handley, Judy Quan, Urmimala Sarkar, Neda Ratanawongsa, Dean Schillinger. Disclosure of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use Among Diverse Safety Net Patients with Diabetes. 2014. PMID:


  104. Berkowitz SA, Karter AJ, Lyles CR, Liu JY, Schillinger D, Adler NE, Moffet HH, Sarkar U. Low socioeconomic status is associated with increased risk for hypoglycemia in diabetes patients: the Diabetes Study of Northern California (DISTANCE). Volume 25 of Issue 2. 2014. PMID: 24858863


  105. Ratanawongsa N, Handley MA, Sarkar U, Quan J, Pfeifer K, Soria C, Schillinger D. Diabetes health information technology innovation to improve quality of life for health plan members in urban safety net. Volume 37 of Issue 2. 2014. PMID: 24594561


  106. Sarkar U, Lyles CR, Parker MM, Allen J, Nguyen R, Moffet HH, Schillinger D, Karter AJ. Use of the refill function through an online patient portal is associated with improved adherence to statins in an integrated health system. Volume 52 of Issue 3. 2014. PMID: 24374412


  107. Bailey SC, Wolf MS, Lopez A, Russell A, Chen AH, Schillinger D, Moy G, Sarkar U. Expanding the Universal Medication Schedule: a patient-centred approach. Volume 4 of Issue 1. 2014. PMID: 24413344


  108. Sarkar U, Bates DW. Care partners and online patient portals. Volume 311 of Issue 4. 2014. PMID: 24394945


  109. Urmimala Sarkar. Patient Safety in Outpatient Care. 2014. PMID:


  110. Lyles CR, Aulakh V, Jameson W, Schillinger D, Yee H, Sarkar U. Innovation and transformation in California's safety net health care settings: an inside perspective. Volume 29 of Issue 6. 2013. PMID: 24170938


  111. Detz A, López A, Sarkar U. Long-term doctor-patient relationships: patient perspective from online reviews. Volume 15 of Issue 7. 2013. PMID: 23819959


  112. Lyles CR, Sarkar U, Ralston JD, Adler N, Schillinger D, Moffet HH, Huang ES, Karter AJ. Patient-provider communication and trust in relation to use of an online patient portal among diabetes patients: The Diabetes and Aging Study. Volume 20 of Issue 6. 2013. PMID: 23676243


  113. Lyles CR, Schillinger D, Lopez A, Handley M, Ratanawongsa N, Sarkar U. Safety events during an automated telephone self-management support intervention. Volume 7 of Issue 3. 2013. PMID: 23759391


  114. Peñaloza RA, Sarkar U, Claman DM, Omachi TA. Trends in on-label and off-label modafinil use in a nationally representative sample. Volume 173 of Issue 8. 2013. PMID: 23552641


  115. Lyles CR, Sarkar U. Additional considerations for 'Harnessing the cloud of patient experience'. Volume 22 of Issue 8. 2013. PMID: 23476069


  116. Baxi S, Lakin J, Lyles CR, Berkowitz S, Horton C, Sarkar U. Points for improvement: performance measurement for glycemic control in diabetes patients in a safety-net population. Volume 39 of Issue 3. 2013. PMID: 23516760


  117. Berkowitz SA, Aragon K, Hines J, Seligman H, Lee S, Sarkar U. Do clinical standards for diabetes care address excess risk for hypoglycemia in vulnerable patients? A systematic review. Volume 48 of Issue 4. 2013. PMID: 23445498


  118. Schickedanz A, Huang D, Lopez A, Cheung E, Lyles CR, Bodenheimer T, Sarkar U. Access, interest, and attitudes toward electronic communication for health care among patients in the medical safety net. Volume 28 of Issue 7. 2013. PMID: 23423453


  119. Cohen S, Sarkar U. Ice cream rounds. Volume 88 of Issue 1. 2013. PMID: 23267226


  120. Lyles CR, Grothaus L, Reid RJ, Sarkar U, Ralston JD. Communication about diabetes risk factors during between-visit encounters. Volume 18 of Issue 12. 2012. PMID: 23286610


  121. López A, Patterson AM, John V, Sarkar U. Electronic health record implementation in outpatient safety-net settings in California. Volume 23 of Issue 4. 2012. PMID: 23698659


  122. Omachi TA, Sarkar U, Yelin EH, Blanc PD, Katz PP. Lower health literacy is associated with poorer health status and outcomes in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Volume 28 of Issue 1. 2012. PMID: 22890622


  123. Sarkar U, Bonacum D, Strull W, Spitzmueller C, Jin N, López A, Giardina TD, Meyer AN, Singh H. Challenges of making a diagnosis in the outpatient setting: a multi-site survey of primary care physicians. Volume 21 of Issue 8. 2012. PMID: 22626738


  124. Brenner S, Detz A, López A, Horton C, Sarkar U. Signal and noise: applying a laboratory trigger tool to identify adverse drug events among primary care patients. Volume 21 of Issue 8. 2012. PMID: 22626736


  125. Bailey SC, Sarkar U, Chen AH, Schillinger D, Wolf MS. Evaluation of language concordant, patient-centered drug label instructions. Volume 27 of Issue 12. 2012. PMID: 22451015


  126. Hilton JF, Barkoff L, Chang O, Halperin L, Ratanawongsa N, Sarkar U, Leykin Y, Muñoz RF, Thom DH, Kahn JS. A cross-sectional study of barriers to personal health record use among patients attending a safety-net clinic. Volume 7 of Issue 2. 2012. PMID: 22363761


  127. Bailey SC, Hasnain-Wynia R, Chen AH, Sarkar U, Schoua-Glusberg A, Lindquist LA, Schillinger D, Wolf MS. Developing multilingual prescription instructions for patients with limited english proficiency. Volume 23 of Issue 1. 2012. PMID: 22643463


  128. Ratanawongsa N, Handley MA, Quan J, Sarkar U, Pfeifer K, Soria C, Schillinger D. Quasi-experimental trial of diabetes Self-Management Automated and Real-Time Telephonic Support (SMARTSteps) in a Medicaid managed care plan: study protocol. Volume 12. 2012. PMID: 22280514


  129. López A, Detz A, Ratanawongsa N, Sarkar U. What patients say about their doctors online: a qualitative content analysis. Volume 27 of Issue 6. 2012. PMID: 22215270


  130. Plantinga L, Grubbs V, Sarkar U, Hsu CY, Hedgeman E, Robinson B, Saran R, Geiss L, Burrows NR, Eberhardt M, Powe N. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug use among persons with chronic kidney disease in the United States. Volume 9 of Issue 5. 2011. PMID: 21911761


  131. Sarkar U, López A, Black K, Schillinger D. The wrong tool for the job: diabetes public health programs and practice guidelines. Volume 101 of Issue 10. 2011. PMID: 21852653


  132. Seligman HK, Jacobs EA, Lopez A, Sarkar U, Tschann J, Fernandez A. Food insecurity and hypoglycemia among safety net patients with diabetes. Volume 171 of Issue 13. 2011. PMID: 21747017


  133. Sarkar U, López A, Maselli JH, Gonzales R. Adverse drug events in U.S. adult ambulatory medical care. Volume 46 of Issue 5. 2011. PMID: 21554271


  134. Moffet HH, Parker MM, Sarkar U, Schillinger D, Fernandez A, Adler NE, Adams AS, Karter AJ. Adherence to laboratory test requests by patients with diabetes: the Diabetes Study of Northern California (DISTANCE). Volume 17 of Issue 5. 2011. PMID: 21718081


  135. Sarkar U, Karter AJ, Liu JY, Adler NE, Nguyen R, López A, Schillinger D. Social disparities in internet patient portal use in diabetes: evidence that the digital divide extends beyond access. Volume 18 of Issue 3. 2011. PMID: 21262921


  136. Sarkar U, Schillinger D, López A, Sudore R. Validation of self-reported health literacy questions among diverse English and Spanish-speaking populations. Volume 26 of Issue 3. 2010. PMID: 21057882


  137. Urmimala Sarkar, Andrew J. Karter, Jennifer Y. Liu, Howard H. Moffet, Nancy E. Adler, Dean Schillinger. Erratum to: Hypoglycemia is More Common Among Type 2 Diabetes Patients with Limited Health Literacy: The Diabetes Study of Northern California (DISTANCE). 2010. PMID:


  138. Sarkar U, Schillinger D, Bibbins-Domingo K, Nápoles A, Karliner L, Pérez-Stable EJ. Patient-physicians' information exchange in outpatient cardiac care: time for a heart to heart? Volume 85 of Issue 2. 2010. PMID: 21035298


  139. Sarkar U, Karter AJ, Liu JY, Moffet HH, Adler NE, Schillinger D. Hypoglycemia is more common among type 2 diabetes patients with limited health literacy: the Diabetes Study of Northern California (DISTANCE). Volume 25 of Issue 9. 2010. PMID: 20480249


  140. Sarkar U, Handley MA, Gupta R, Tang A, Murphy E, Seligman HK, Shojania KG, Schillinger D. What happens between visits? Adverse and potential adverse events among a low-income, urban, ambulatory population with diabetes. Volume 19 of Issue 3. 2010. PMID: 20378619


  141. Schillinger D, Sarkar U. Numbers don't lie, but do they tell the whole story? Volume 32 of Issue 9. 2009. PMID: 19717819


  142. Sarkar U, Wachter RM, Schroeder SA, Schillinger D. Refocusing the lens: patient safety in ambulatory chronic disease care. 2009. PMID: 19634806


  143. Casalino LP, Dunham D, Chin MH, Bielang R, Kistner EO, Karrison TG, Ong MK, Sarkar U, McLaughlin MA, Meltzer DO. Frequency of failure to inform patients of clinically significant outpatient test results. Volume 169 of Issue 12. 2009. PMID: 19546413


  144. Sarkar U, Schillinger D. Does lower diabetes-related numeracy lead to increased risk for hypoglycemic events? Volume 149 of Issue 8. 2008. PMID: 18936513


  145. Omachi TA, Iribarren C, Sarkar U, Tolstykh I, Yelin EH, Katz PP, Blanc PD, Eisner MD. Risk factors for death in adults with severe asthma. Volume 101 of Issue 2. 2008. PMID: 18727467


  146. Sarkar U, Handley MA, Gupta R, Tang A, Murphy E, Seligman HK, Shojania KG, Schillinger D. Use of an interactive, telephone-based self-management support program to identify adverse events among ambulatory diabetes patients. Volume 23 of Issue 4. 2008. PMID: 18373145


  147. Sarkar U, Piette JD, Gonzales R, Lessler D, Chew LD, Reilly B, Johnson J, Brunt M, Huang J, Regenstein M, Schillinger D. Preferences for self-management support: findings from a survey of diabetes patients in safety-net health systems. Volume 70 of Issue 1. 2007. PMID: 17997264


  148. Theodore A. Omachi, Carlos Iribarren, Urmimala Sarkar, Irina Tolstykh, Edward H. Yelin, Patricia P. Katz, Paul D. Blanc, Mark D. Eisner. PROSPECTIVE RISK FACTORS FOR DEATH AMONG ADULTS WITH SEVERE ASTHMA. 2007. PMID:


  149. Sarkar U, Carter JT, Omachi TA, Vidyarthi AR, Cucina R, Bokser S, van Eaton E, Blum M. SynopSIS: integrating physician sign-out with the electronic medical record. Volume 2 of Issue 5. 2007. PMID: 17935249


  150. Gardner RL, Sarkar U, Maselli JH, Gonzales R. Factors associated with longer ED lengths of stay. Volume 25 of Issue 6. 2007. PMID: 17606089


  151. Sarkar U, Fisher L, Schillinger D. Is self-efficacy associated with diabetes self-management across race/ethnicity and health literacy? Volume 29 of Issue 4. 2006. PMID: 16567822


  152. Sarkar U, Nascimento SF, Barbosa R, Martins R, Nuevo H, Kalofonos I, Kalafanos I, Grunstein I, Flannery B, Dias J, Riley LW, Reis MG, Ko AI. Population-based case-control investigation of risk factors for leptospirosis during an urban epidemic. Volume 66 of Issue 5. 2002. PMID: 12201599