Urmimala Sarkar, MD, MPH
Urmimala Sarkar MD, MPH is Professor of Medicine at UCSF in the Division of General Internal 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 research focuses on innovating for health equity. Her research employs new tools like digital/ mobile health and social media to address to improve the safety and quality of outpatient care. She has expertise in medical errors and patient safety, diabetes, and cancer prevention and survivorship. This research incorporates collaboration with a range of expertise including design thinking/ usability testing, human factors engineering, data science, health services research, and implementation science.
Dr. Sarkar’s research focuses on:
(1) Patient Safety in outpatient settings, including adverse drug events, missed and delayed diagnosis, and failures of treatment monitoring
(2) Digital Health innovations to improve the safety and quality of outpatient care
(4) Safety-net implementation of evidence-based digital health information technology in real-world, care settings.
In addition to her research, Dr. Sarkar is Associate Editor for Patient Safety Net www.psnet.ahrq.gov , a national web-based resource featuring the latest news and essential resources on patient safety. Dr. Sarkar is also the Associate Director of UCSF’s Center for Vulnerable Populations and the co-director of the Learning Health System K12 Career Development Program.