AHRQ Grantee Profile: Urmimala Sarkar, M.D., M.P.H.
AHRQ’s latest grantee profile features Urmimala Sarkar, M.D., M.P.H., who uses innovative health information technology to improve patient safety and care delivery for diverse patients.
Dr. Sarkar, M.D., M.P.H., a professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, evaluated patient safety issues such as adverse drug events, missed, and delayed diagnoses, and failed treatment monitoring that are challenges for safety-net health systems. Her learning laboratory projects explore the epidemiology of outpatient adverse events and use human factors engineering methods to iteratively develop and test patient safety solutions using technology and teams.
Dr. Sarkar is a member of the American Medical Informatics Association, American Public Health Association, and Society for General Internal Medicine.