Sara Ackerman, PhD
University of California, San Francisco
Dr. Ackerman is Associate Professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Assistant Director of the Implementation Science Training Program at the University of California, San Francisco. She received her MPH in Health Behavior and Health Education and her PhD in Medical Anthropology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on the social and cultural implications of new medical technologies, and she also works with several multi-disciplinary teams to incorporate ethnographic, qualitative, and mixed methods into health services research. Dr. Ackerman has worked with Dr. Gottlieb’s research team since 2014, providing training and guidance on qualitative research methods and analysis. Their research collaborations have included Commonwealth Foundation- and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded projects examining efforts to address social determinants of health in clinical settings.