Education

Smith College, BA, 06/1987, Psychology
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, MPH, 06/2000, Health Behavior and Health Education
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, PhD, 06/2009, Medical Anthropology

Honors & Awards

  • 2014
    Department of Medicine's Quality and Safety Innovation Challenge Award, UCSF
  • 2013
    Diana Forsythe Award, American Medical Informatics Association
  • 2000
    Kathryn J. Kerr Memorial Award for Community Activism, UNC-Chapel Hill School of Public Health
  • 1999
    Lucy S. Morgan Award for Leadership, UNC-Chapel Hill School of Public Health

Selected Publications

  1. Scheuner MT, Douglas MP, Sales P, Ackerman SL, Phillips KA. Laboratory business models and practices: implications for availability and access to germline genetic testing. Genet Med. 2021 May 06.  View on PubMed
  2. Reza TF, Nalugwa T, Nantale M, Adams K, Fielding K, Nakaweesa A, Oyuku D, Nabwire S, Musinguzi J, Ojok C, Babirye D, Ackerman SL, Handley MA, Kityamuwesi A, Dowdy DW, Moore DAJ, Davis JL, Turyahabwe S, Katamba A, Cattamanchi A. Design and execution of a public randomization ceremony to enhance stakeholder engagement within a cluster randomized trial to improve tuberculosis diagnosis in Uganda. Contemp Clin Trials Commun. 2021 Jun; 22:100707.  View on PubMed
  3. Odes R, Chapman S, Harrison R, Ackerman S, Hong O. Frequency of violence towards healthcare workers in the United States' inpatient psychiatric hospitals: A systematic review of literature. Int J Ment Health Nurs. 2021 Feb; 30(1):27-46.  View on PubMed
  4. Goddard KAB, Angelo FAN, Ackerman SL, Berg JS, Biesecker BB, Danila MI, East KM, Hindorff LA, Horowitz CR, Hunter JE, Joseph G, Knight SJ, McGuire A, Muessig KR, Ou J, Outram S, Rahn EJ, Ramos MA, Rini C, Robinson JO, Smith HS, Waltz M, Lee SS. Lessons learned about harmonizing survey measures for the CSER consortium. J Clin Transl Sci. 2020 Apr 24; 4(6):537-546.  View on PubMed
  5. Reza TF, Nalugwa T, Farr K, Nantale M, Oyuku D, Nakaweesa A, Musinguzi J, Vangala M, Shete PB, Tucker A, Ferguson O, Fielding K, Sohn H, Dowdy D, Moore DAJ, Davis JL, Ackerman SL, Handley MA, Katamba A, Cattamanchi A. Study protocol: a cluster randomized trial to evaluate the effectiveness and implementation of onsite GeneXpert testing at community health centers in Uganda (XPEL-TB). Implement Sci. 2020 04 21; 15(1):24.  View on PubMed
  6. Shete PB, Gonzales R, Ackerman S, Cattamanchi A, Handley MA. The University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Training Program in Implementation Science: Program Experiences and Outcomes. Front Public Health. 2020; 8:94.  View on PubMed
  7. Ackerman SL, Gleason N, Shipman SA. Comparing Patients' Experiences with Electronic and Traditional Consultation: Results from a Multisite Survey. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 04; 35(4):1135-1142.  View on PubMed
  8. Ackerman SL, Dowdell K, Clebak KT, Quinn M, Shipman SA. Patients Assess an eConsult Model's Acceptability at 5 US Academic Medical Centers. Ann Fam Med. 2020 01; 18(1):35-41.  View on PubMed
  9. Deeds SA, Dowdell KJ, Chew LD, Ackerman SL. Implementing an Opt-in eConsult Program at Seven Academic Medical Centers: a Qualitative Analysis of Primary Care Provider Experiences. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 08; 34(8):1427-1433.  View on PubMed
  10. 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. Healthc (Amst). 2019 Mar; 7(1):22-29.  View on PubMed
  11. Ackerman SL, Gleason N. Transitioning Patients From Specialty Care to Primary Care: What We Know and What We Can Do. J Ambul Care Manage. 2018 Oct/Dec; 41(4):314-322.  View on PubMed
  12. 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. Am J Med Qual. 2019 May/Jun; 34(3):293-306.  View on PubMed
  13. 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. Risk Manag Healthc Policy. 2018; 11:99-108.  View on PubMed
  14. Gleason N, Ackerman S, Shipman SA. eConsult-Transforming Primary Care or Exacerbating Clinician Burnout? JAMA Intern Med. 2018 06 01; 178(6):790-791.  View on PubMed
  15. 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. J Patient Saf. 2018 Mar 14.  View on PubMed
  16. Ackerman SL, Koenig BA. Understanding variations in secondary findings reporting practices across U.S. genome sequencing laboratories. AJOB Empir Bioeth. 2018 Jan-Mar; 9(1):48-57.  View on PubMed
  17. 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. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2017 Sep 01; 24(5):903-912.  View on PubMed
  18. Sara L. Ackerman, Katherine Weatherford Darling, Sandra Soo-Jin Lee, Robert A. Hiatt, Janet K. Shim. The Ethics of Translational Science: Imagining Public Benefit in Gene-Environment Interaction Research. Engaging Science, Technology, and Society
    . 2017; 3:351-374.  View on PubMed
  19. Ackerman SL, Darling KW, Lee SS, Hiatt RA, Shim JK. The Ethics of Translational Science: Imagining Public Benefit in Gene-Environment Interaction Research. Engag Sci Technol Soc. 2017; 3:351-374.  View on PubMed
  20. 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. J Gen Intern Med. 2017 06; 32(6):697-705.  View on PubMed

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