Dara Sorkin

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Professor, Medicine
School of Medicine

Director, Institute for Clinical and Translational Science


Ph.D., University of California, Irvine, Psychology and Social Behavior

Phone: (949) 824-0149
Email: dsorkin@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
100 Theory, Suite 100
Mail Code: 1835
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Close relationships, social support and conflict, behavioral lifestyle interventions, chronic disease management, program evaluation, technology & health decision making, mental health, dissemination & implementation science, community-engaged research
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Academic Distinctions
2015 Outstanding Community Research Award Recipient

2015 Dean's Junior Physician/Scientist Award for Outstanding Research

2017 Faculty Mentor of the Month (March 2017), University of California, Irvine, Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program. http://www.urop.uci.edu/frame_opportunities_facmentor_of_month.html

2021 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research.
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Publications
Sorkin, D. H., Rook, K. S., & Lu, J. L. (2002). Loneliness, lack of emotional support, and lack of companionship as risk factors for having a diagnosed heart condition in an elderly sample. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 24, 290-298.

Rook, K. S., & Sorkin, D. H. (2003). Fostering social ties through a volunteer role: Implications for older-adults’ psychological health. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 57 (4), 313-337.

Ngo-Metzger, Q., Kaplan, S. H., Sorkin, D. H., Clarridge, B. R., Phillips, R. S. (2004). Surveying minorities with limited-English proficiency: Does data collection method affect data quality among Asian Americans? Medical Care, 42, 893-900.

Sorkin, D. H., & Rook, K. S. (2004). Interpersonal control strivings and vulnerability to negative social exchanges in later life. Psychology and Aging, 19, 555-564.

Newsom, J. T., Rook, K. S., Nishishiba, M., & Sorkin, D. H., Manhan, T.L. (2005). Understanding the relative importance of positive and negative social exchanges: Examining specific domains and appraisals. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 60B, P304-P312.

Sorkin, D. H., & Rook, K. S. (2006). Dealing with negative social exchanges in later life: coping responses, goals, and effectiveness. Psychology and Aging, 21(4), 715-725.

Ngo-Metzger Q, Telfair J, Sorkin D, Weidmer B, Weech-Maldonado R, Hurtado M, Hays R. (October, 2006). Cultural competency and quality of care: Obtaining the patient’s perspective. The Commonwealth Fund Report no. 963.

Mavandadi, S., Sorkin, D. H., Rook, K. S., & Newsom, J. (2007). Pain, positive and negative social exchanges, and depressive symptomatology in later life. Journal of Aging and Health, 19, 813-830.

Ngo-Metzger., Q, Sorkin, D. H., Phillips, R. S., Greenfield, S., Massagli, M.P., Clarridge, B., Kaplan, S. H. (2007). Providing high-quality care for limited English proficient patients: The importance of language concordance and interpreter use. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 22, 324-330.

Ngo-Metzger Q, Sorkin, D. H., Mangione, C., Gandek, B., Hays, R.D. (2008). Evaluating the SF-36 Health Survey (Version 2) in Older Vietnamese Americans. Journal of Aging and Health, 20, 420-436.

Sorkin, D. H., Tan, A., Hays, R.D., Mangione, C., & Ngo-Metzger, Q. (2008). Self-reported health status of older Vietnamese and non-Hispanic white older adults in California. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 56, 1543-1548.

Sorkin, D. H., Rook, K. S., Heckhausen, J., & Billimek, J. (2009). Predicting changes in older adults’ interpersonal control striving. The International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 69 (3), 159 – 180.

Farruggia, S. J., & Sorkin, D. H. (2009). Health risks for older U.S. adolescents in foster care: The significance of important others’ health behaviors on youths’ health and health behaviors. Child: Care, Health & Development, 35, 340-348.

Ngo-Metzger, Q., Sorkin, D. H., & Phillips, R. S. (2009). Health care experiences of limited-English proficient Asian Americans. The Patient: Patient-centered Outcomes Research, 2(2), 113-120.

Sorkin, D. H., Pham E., & Ngo-Metzger, Q. (2009). Racial and ethnic differences in the mental health needs and access to care of older adults in California. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 57 (12), 2311-2317.

Kaplan, S. H., Billimek, J., Sorkin, D. H., Ngo-Metzger, Q., Greenfield, S. (2010). Who can respond to treatment? Identifying patient characteristics related to heterogeneity of treatment effects. Medical Care, 48 (6 Suppl), S9-S16.

Sorkin, D. H., Ngo-Metzger, Q., & De Alba, I. (2010). Racial/ethnic discrimination in healthcare: Impact on quality of care. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 25 (5), 390-396.

August, K. J., & Sorkin, D. H. (2010). Ethnic and racial disparities in indicators of physical health status: Do they still exist in advanced old age? Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 58 (10), 2009-2015.

August, K. J., & Sorkin, D. H. (2010). Marital status and gender differences in managing a chronic illness: The function of health-related social control. Social Science and Medicine, 71 (10), 1831-1838.

August, K. J., & Sorkin, D. H. (2010). Racial/ethnic disparities in the exercise and dietary behaviors of middle-aged and older adults. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 26 (3), 245-250.

August, K. J., & Sorkin, D. H. (2011). Support and influence in the context of diabetes management: Do ethnic differences exist? The Journal of Health Psychology, 16 (5), 711-21.

Sorkin, D. H., Nguyen, H. & Ngo-Metzger Q (2011). Assessing the mental health needs and barriers to care among a diverse sample of Asian American older adults. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 26(6), 595–602.

Sorkin, D. H., Ngo-Metzger, Q., Billimek, J., August, K. J., Greenfield, S., & Kaplan, S. H. (2011). Under-identified and under-treated depression among racially/ethnically diverse patients with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care, 34 (3), 598-600.

August, K. J., Nguyen, H., Ngo-Metzger, Q., & Sorkin, D. H. (2011). Language concordance and physician-patient communication around mental health needs. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 59 (12), 2356-62.

Billimek, J., & Sorkin, D. H. (2012). Self-reported neighborhood safety and non-adherence to treatment regimens among patients with type 2 diabetes. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 27(3), 292-296.

Sorkin, D. H., & Billimek, J. (2012). Dietary behaviors of a racially and ethnically diverse sample of overweight and obese Californians. Health Education and Behavior, 39(6), 737-744.

Ngo-Metzger, Q., Sorkin, D. H., Billimek, B., Greenfield, S., & Kaplan, S. H. (2012). The effects of financial pressures on glucose control among racial/ethnically diverse patients with diabetes. Journal of General Internal Medicine , 27(4), 432-437.

Jacobson, J.A., Ji, L.J., Ditto, P.H., Zhang, Z., Sorkin, D.H., Warren, S.K., Legnini, V., Ebel-Lam, A., Roper-Coleman, S. (2012). The effects of culture and self-construal on responses to threatening health information. Psychology and Health, 27(10), 1194-210.

Rook, K. S., Luong, G., Sorkin, D. H., Newsom, J., & Krause, N. (2012) Ambivalent versus problematic social ties: Implications of psychological health, functional health, and interpersonal coping. Psychology and Aging, 27(4), 912-23.

Billimek, J., & Sorkin, D. H. (2012). Food insecurity, processes of care and self-reported medication underuse in patients with type 2 diabetes: Results from the California Health Interview Survey. Health Services Research, 47(6), 2159-2168.

Kim, G., Ford, K. L., Chiriboga, D. A., & Sorkin, D. H. (2012). Racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare use, delayed care, and management for diabetes among older adults in California. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 60(12), 2319-25.

Malik, S., Billimek, J., Greenfield, S., Sorkin, D.H., Ngo-Metzger, Q., Kaplan, S.H. (2013). Patient complexity and risk factor control among multi-morbid patients with Type 2 diabetes: Results from the R2D2C2 study. Medical Care, 51(2), 180-185.

Sorkin, D. H., Biegler, K. A., Peyreda, M.,Kilgore, D., Dow, E. Ngo-Metzger, Q. (2013). Unidas por la vida (United for Life): A culturally-tailored, community-based, family-oriented lifestyle intervention. Journal for the Healthcare of the Poor and Underserved, 24(2 Suppl), 116-138.

Kaplan, S. H., Billimek, J., Sorkin, D. H., Ngo-Metzger, Q., Greenfield, S. (2013). Reducing Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Diabetes: The Coached Care (R2D2C2) Project. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 28(10), 1340-1349.

Sorkin, D. H., Mavandadi, S., Rook, K., Biegler, K.A., Dow, E., & Ngo-Metzger, Q. (2014). Dyadic collaboration in shared health behavior change: The effects of a randomized trial to test a lifestyle intervention for high-risk Latinas. Health Psychology, 33(6), 566-75.

Sorkin, D.H., & Ngo-Metzger (2014). The unique health status and health care experiences of older Asian Americans: Research findings and treatment recommendations. Clinical Gerontologist, 37(1), 18-32.

Nguyen, H., Sorkin, D.H., Billimek, J., Kaplan, S. H., Greenfield, S., & Ngo-Metzger, Q. (2014). Complementary and alternative medicine use among non-Hispanic white, Mexican, and Vietnamese patients with type 2 diabetes. Journal for the Healthcare of the Poor and Underserved, 25(4), 1941-1955.

Billimek, J., Malik, S., Sorkin, D.H., Schmalbach, P., Ngo-Metzger, Q., Greenfield, S., Kaplan, S.H. (2014). Understanding disparities in lipid management among patients with type 2 diabetes: Gender differences in medication nonadherence following treatment intensification. Women’s Health Issues, 25(1), 6-12. doi: 10.1016/j.whi.2014.09.004

Sorkin, D. H., Billimek, J., August, K. J., Ngo-Metzger, Q., Kaplan, S. H., Reikes, A., & Greenfield, S. (2015). Mental Health Symptoms and Patient-Reported Diabetes Symptom Burden: Implications for Medication Regimen Changes. Family Practice, 32(3), 317-322.

Choi, S., Ngo-Metzger, Q., Billimek, J., Greenfield, S., Kaplan, S. H., & Sorkin, D. H. (2015). Contributors to the patient’s ratings of quality of care among racially/ethnically diverse patients with type 2 diabetes. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 18(2), 382-389. doi: 10.1007/s10903-015-0173-5

Sorkin, D. H., Biegler, K., & Billimek, J. (2015). Differences in Self-Reported Physical Activity and Body Mass Index Among Older Hispanic and Non-Hispanic White Men and Women: Findings from the 2009 California Health Interview Survey. Journal of the American Geriatric Society, 63(10), 2158-2163. doi: 10.1111/jgs.13655

Sorkin, D. H., Amin, A., Weimer, D. L., Sharit., J., Ladd, H., & Mukamel, D. B. (2016). Rationale and study protocol for the Nursing Home Compare Plus (NHCPlus) randomized controlled trial: A personalized decision aid for patients transitioning from the hospital to a skilled-nursing facility. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 47, 139-45. doi: 10.1016.

Mukamel, D.B., Amin, A., Weimer, D.L., Sharit, J., Ladd, H., & Sorkin, D.H. (2016). When Patients Customize Nursing Home Ratings, Choices and Rankings Differ from the Government’s Version. Health Affairs, 35, 714-719. doi:10.1377/hlthaff.2015.1340.

Sorkin, D. H., Murphy, M., Nguyen, H., & Biegler, K. (2016). Barriers to mental health care among a racially/ethnically diverse sample of older adults. Journal of the American Geriatric Society, 64(10), 2138-2143. doi: 10.1111/jgs

Biegler, K., Mollica, R., Sim, S. E., Nicholas, E., Chandler, M., Ngo-Metzger, Q., & Sorkin, D.H. (2016). Rationale and Study Protocol for a Multi-component Health Information Technology (HIT) Screening Tool for Depression and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in the Primary Care Setting.
Contemporary Clinical Trials, 47,139-145. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2015.12.018.

Mukamel, D.B., Amin, A., Weimer, D.L., Ladd, H., Sharit, J., Schwarzkopf, R., & Sorkin, D.H. (2016). Personalizing Nursing Home Compare and the discharge from hospitals to nursing homes. Health Services Research, 51(6), 2076-2094. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773. Epub 2016 Oct 24. PMCID: PMC5134132 [Available on 12-01-2017]. Best in ARM 2016.

Sorkin, D.H., Amin, A., Weimer, D. L., Sharit, J., Ladd, H., Mukamel, D. H. (2018). Hospital discharge and selecting a skilled nursing facility: A comparison of experiences and perspectives of patients and their families. Professional Case Management, 23(2), 50–59.
doi:10.1097/NCM.0000000000000252

August, K. J., O'Donnell, A., & Sorkin, D. H. (2017). Disease factors associated with spousal influence on diabetic diet: An exploratory comparison of Vietnamese American and White older adults. Health Psychology Open, 4(2) 1-11. doi: 10.1177/2055102917738658

Sorkin, D. H., Rook, K. S., Campos, B., Marquez, B., Solares, J., Mukamel, D., Marcus, B., Kilgore, D., Dow, E., Ngo-Metzger, Q., Nguyen, D. V., Biegler, K. (2018). Rationale and Study Protocol for a Unidas por la Vida (United for Life): A dyadic weight-loss intervention for high-risk Latina mothers and their adult daughters. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 69, 10-20. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2018.03.013

Sharif, M. Z, Biegler, K., Mollica, R., Sim, S. E., Nicholas, E., Chandler, M., Ngo-Metzger, Q., Paigne, K., Paigne, S., & Sorkin, D. H. (2018). A health profile and overview of healthcare experience of Cambodian Americans refugees and immigrants residing in Southern California. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. pr 28. doi: 10.1007/s10903-018-0736-3

Mukamel, D., Amin, A., Ladd, H., & Sorkin, D. H. (2018). Alternatives to care in physician offices: Patients’ expectations and satisfaction. Journal of General Internal Medicine, doi: 10.1007/s11606-018-4520-9.

Hildebrand, J., Billimek, J., Olshansky, E. F., Sorkin, D.H., Lee, J., Evangelista, L. (2018). Facilitators and Barriers to Research Participation: Perspectives of Latinos with Type 2 Diabetes. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. doi: 10.1177/1474515118780895

Treem, J., Schneider, M., Zender, R., & Sorkin, D. H. (2018). Exploring the Potential Role of Community Engagement in Evaluating Clinical and Translational Science Grant Proposals. J Clin Transl Sci. 2018 Jun;2(3):139-146. doi: 10.1017/cts.2018.311

Corona, K., Campos, B., Rook, K. S., & Sorkin, D. H. (2019). Do cultural values have a role in health equity? A study of Latina mothers and daughters. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 25 (1), 65-72. doi: 10.1037/cdp0000262. PMID: 30714768

Cacciata, M, Stromberg, A, Lee, J, Sorkin, D.H., Lombardo, D, Nyamathi, A, Evangelista, L (2019). The Effect of Exergaming on Quality of Life in Older Adults: A Systematic Review. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 10 (93), 30-40. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2019.01.010. PMID: 3086145

Peterson-Burch, F., Olshansky, E., Abujaradeh, H., Choi, J., Zender, R., Montgomery, K., Case, A., Sorkin, D.H., Chaves-Gnecco, D., Libman, I., Taylor Lucas, C., Zaldivar, F., & Charron-Prochownik, D. (2018). Cultural Understanding, Experiences, Barriers, and Facilitators of Healthcare Providers When Providing Preconception Counseling to Adolescent Latinas with Diabetes. Research Journal of Women's Health

Mukamel, D., Amin, A., Ladd, H., & Sorkin, D. H. (2019). Patients’ Preferences over Care Settings for Minor Illness and Injuries. Health Services Research, 54 (4),827-838. DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.13154

Hildebrand, J., Billimek, J., Lee, J., Sorkin, D.H., Olshansky, E.F., Clancy, S.L., & Evangelista, L. (2020). Effects of Diabetes Self-Management Education on Glycemic Control in Latino Adults with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Patient Education and Counseling. eb;103(2):266-275. PMID: 31542186

Sorkin, D. H., Rizzo, S., Biegler, K., Sim, S. E., Nicholas, E., Chandler, M., Ngo-Metzger, Q., Paigne, K., Nguyen, D. V., & Mollica, R. (2019). Novel Health Information Technology to Aid Provider Recognition and Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in Primary Care. Medical Care, 57(Suppl 6 Suppl 2), S190-S196. PMID:31095060

Nguyen, H., Lee, J.A., Sorkin, D.H., & Gibbs (2019). “Living happily despite having an illness” – Perceptions of healthy aging among Korean American, Vietnamese, American, and Latino older adults. Appl Nurs Res. 2019 Aug; 48:30-36. doi: 10.1016/j.apnr.2019.04.002. Epub 2019 May 10.
PMID: 31266605

Ettner, S.L., Zinn, J.S., Xu, H., Ladd, H., Nuccio, E., Sorkin, D.H., Mukamel, D.B. (2020). Certificate of need and the cost of competition in home healthcare markets. Home Health Care Serv Q, 39(2), 51-64. PMID: 32058854

Cervantes-Ortega, M., Du, S., Biegler, K. A., Al-Majid, S., Davis, K.C., Chen, Y.,
Kobsa, A., Mukamel, D. B., Sorkin, D. H. (2020) Participatory decision-making for cancer care in a high-risk sample of low income Mexican-American breast cancer survivors: The role of acculturation. International Journal of Healthcare, 6 (2), 35-43.

Morrison EH, Sorkin D, Mosqueda L, Ayutyanont N. (2020). Abuse and neglect of people with multiple sclerosis: A survey with the North American Research Committee on Multiple Sclerosis (NARCOMS). Mult Scler Relat Disord, 25 (46) online ahead of print. PMID: 33032058

Janio, E.A., & Sorkin, D. H. (2021). Food insecurity and healthcare access, utilization, and quality among middle and later life adults in California. J Aging Health, Mar;33(3-4):171-186.s PMID: 33131379

Abujaradeh H, Olshansky E, Peterson-Burch F, Montgomery K, Zender R, Sorkin DH, Charron-Prochownik D. (2021). Adolescent Latinas' with Diabetes and Their Mothers' Understanding of Diabetes and Reproductive Health: Converging Themes to Inform a Culturally Sensitive Preconception Counseling Program. J Pediatr Health Care. Mar-Apr;35(2):205-215 doi: 10.1016/j.pedhc.2020.10.004. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33358477.

Mukamel DB, Ladd H, Nuccio E, Zinn JS, Sorkin DH, Ettner SL. (2020). Home Health Care Quality, Its Costs and Implications for Home Health Value-Based Purchasing. Med Care Res Rev. 2020 Nov 24:1077558720974528. doi: 10.1177/1077558720974528. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33233999.

Montgomery, R. M., Brandysky, L., Neary, M., Eikey, E., Mark, G., Schneider, M., Stadnick, N. A., Zheng, K., Mukamel, D. B., Sorkin, D. H., & Schueller, S. M. (2021). Curating the digital mental health landscape with a guide to behavioral health apps: A county-driven resource. Psychiatric Services.

Zinn, JS, Ladd H, Nuccio E, Ettner SL, Sorkin DH, Mukamel DB. (2021). Identifying Associations between Quality Initiatives and Quality Measures among Home Health Agencies: Findings from a National Study. Health Serv Insights, 4, 14. doi: 10.1177/1178632921992092. PMID: 33613028.

Morrison, E. H., Sorkin, D., Mosqueda, L., & Ayutyanont (2021). Validity and Reliability of the Scale to Report Emotional Stress Signs - Multiple Sclerosis (STRESS-MS) in Assessing Abuse and Neglect. International Journal of MS Care.

Borghouts, J., Eikey, E., Mark, G., De Leon, C., Schueller, S.M., Schneider, M., Stadnick, N., Zheng, K., Mukamel, D., & Sorkin D.H. (2021). Barriers to and Facilitators of User Engagement With Digital Mental Health Interventions: Systematic Review. J Med Internet Res. 2021 Mar 24;23(3):e24387. doi: 10.2196/24387. PMID: 33759801

Sorkin D.H., Janio EA, Eikey EV, Schneider M, Davis K, Schueller SM, Stadnick NA, Zheng K, Neary M, Safani D, Mukamel DB. (2021). Rise in Use of Digital Mental Health Tools and Technologies in the United States During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Survey Study.
J Med Internet Res,16, 23(4):e26994. doi: 10.2196/26994. PMID: 33822737

Fox, A. B., Vogt, D., Boyd, J. E., Earnshaw, V.A., Janio, E. A., Davis, K., Eikey, E. V., Schneider, M., Schueller, S. M., Stadnick, N.A., Zheng, K., Mukamel, D. B., Sorkin, D. H. (2021). Mental illness, problem, disorder, distress: Does terminology matter when measuring stigma? Stigma and Health.

Borghouts, J., Eikey, E., Mark, G., De Leon, C., Schueller, S.M., Schneider, M., Stadnick, N., Zheng, K., Mukamel, D., & Sorkin D.H. (2021). Understanding mental health App use among community college students: Web-based survey study. J Med Internet Res. 23(9):e27745.
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10/08/2021