Sara Ackerman will present at the Medical Cultures Lab on March 7, 2023

Sara Ackerman, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor in UCSF's Social Behavioral Sciences department will present "Toward Shared Governance of Patient Data at UCSF" with the Medical Cultures Lab on March 7, 2023 at 10:10 - 11:30am PT via Zoom.

Sara Ackerman is Associate Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences and a medical anthropologist working in the interdisciplinary fields of empirical bioethics and implementation science. Her research draws on ethnographic methods to examine social, ethical and equity issues in emerging precision medicine initiatives. She teaches three courses at UCSF: Community-Engaged Research, Qualitative Methods, and Responsible Conduct of Research. As Director of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute’s Regulatory Knowledge and Support program, Dr. Ackerman is working to increase community participation in decisions about how patient data is shared and used. Between meetings and deadlines, she likes to step outside and tend her vegetable garden and fruit trees.