Sorkin, Dara H

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of California, Irvine
Address1001 Health Sciences Road
CA 92697-3950
Phone(949) 824-0149
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    Unidas por la Vida: A Healthy Lifestyle Intervention for High-risk Latina Dyads
    NIH/NIDDK R01DK101623Sep 15, 2014 - Aug 31, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Depression Screening in Primary Care: Using HIT for Patients with Limited English
    NIH/NIMH R01MH091221Aug 5, 2011 - Jul 31, 2014
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Unidas por la Vida: Testing a family-based intervention among high-risk Latinas
    NIH/NIDDK R34DK083500Sep 30, 2009 - Aug 31, 2012
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Using Social Ties To Reduce Disparities: The Coached Care For Diabetes Program
    NIH/NIDDK K01DK078939Sep 15, 2008 - Aug 31, 2013
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Mukamel DB, Amin A, Shi Y, Ladd H, Sorkin D. Alternatives to Care in Physician Offices: Patients' Expectations and Satisfaction. J Gen Intern Med. 2018 Jun 22. PMID: 29934706.
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    2. Hildebrand JA, Billimek J, Olshansky EF, Sorkin D, Lee JA, Evangelista LS. Facilitators and barriers to research participation: perspectives of Latinos with type 2 diabetes. Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2018 Jun 01; 1474515118780895. PMID: 29886773.
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    3. Sharif MZ, Biegler K, Mollica R, Sim SE, Nicholas E, Chandler M, Ngo-Metzger Q, Paigne K, Paigne S, Sorkin D. A Health Profile and Overview of Healthcare Experiences of Cambodian American Refugees and Immigrants Residing in Southern California. J Immigr Minor Health. 2018 Apr 28. PMID: 29705910.
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    4. Sorkin D, Rook KS, Campos B, Marquez B, Solares J, Mukamel D, Marcus B, Kilgore D, Dow E, Ngo-Metzger Q, Nguyen DV, Biegler K. 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. Contemp Clin Trials. 2018 Mar 26. PMID: 29597006.
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    5. Sorkin D, Amin A, Weimer DL, Sharit J, Ladd H, Mukamel DB. Hospital Discharge and Selecting a Skilled Nursing Facility: A Comparison of Experiences and Perspectives of Patients and Their Families. Prof Case Manag. 2018 Mar/Apr; 23(2):50-59. PMID: 29381669.
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    6. August KJ, Dowell A, Sorkin D. Disease factors associated with spousal influence on diabetic diet: An exploratory comparison of Vietnamese American and White older adults. Health Psychol Open. 2017 Jul-Dec; 4(2):2055102917738658. PMID: 29379626.
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    7. Mukamel DB, Amin A, Weimer DL, Ladd H, Sharit J, Schwarzkopf R, Sorkin D. Personalizing Nursing Home Compare and the Discharge from Hospitals to Nursing Homes. Health Serv Res. 2016 Dec; 51(6):2076-2094. PMID: 27778333.
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    8. Sorkin D, Murphy M, Nguyen H, Biegler KA. Barriers to Mental Health Care for an Ethnically and Racially Diverse Sample of Older Adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 Oct; 64(10):2138-2143. PMID: 27565017.
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    9. Biegler K, Mollica R, Sim SE, Nicholas E, Chandler M, Ngo-Metzger Q, Paigne K, Paigne S, Nguyen DV, Sorkin D. 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. Contemp Clin Trials. 2016 09; 50:66-76. PMID: 27394385; PMCID: PMC5035624 [Available on 09/01/17].
    10. Mukamel DB, Amin A, Weimer DL, Sharit J, Ladd H, Sorkin D. When Patients Customize Nursing Home Ratings, Choices And Rankings Differ From The Government's Version. Health Aff (Millwood). 2016 Apr; 35(4):714-9. PMID: 27044973.
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    11. Choi SE, Ngo-Metzger Q, Billimek J, Greenfield S, Kaplan SH, Sorkin D. Contributors to Patients' Ratings of Quality of Care Among Ethnically Diverse Patients with Type 2 Diabetes. J Immigr Minor Health. 2016 Apr; 18(2):382-9. PMID: 25740551; PMCID: PMC4561027 [Available on 04/01/17].
    12. Sorkin D, Amin A, Weimer DL, Sharit J, Ladd H, Mukamel DB. 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. Contemp Clin Trials. 2016 Mar; 47:139-45. PMID: 26772624; PMCID: PMC4818159 [Available on 03/01/17].
    13. Sorkin D, Biegler KA, Billimek J. 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. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015 Oct; 63(10):2158-63. PMID: 26416708.
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    14. Sorkin D, Billimek J, August KJ, Ngo-Metzger Q, Kaplan SH, Reikes AR, Greenfield S. Mental health symptoms and patient-reported diabetes symptom burden: implications for medication regimen changes. Fam Pract. 2015 Jun; 32(3):317-22. PMID: 25846216; PMCID: PMC4542807.
    15. Billimek J, Malik S, Sorkin D, Schmalbach P, Ngo-Metzger Q, Greenfield S, Kaplan SH. Understanding disparities in lipid management among patients with type 2 diabetes: gender differences in medication nonadherence after treatment intensification. Womens Health Issues. 2015 Jan-Feb; 25(1):6-12. PMID: 25442365.
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    16. Nguyen H, Sorkin D, Billimek J, Kaplan SH, Greenfield S, Ngo-Metzger Q. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use among non-Hispanic white, Mexican American, and Vietnamese American patients with type 2 diabetes. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2014 Nov; 25(4):1941-55. PMID: 25418251.
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    17. Sorkin D, Mavandadi S, Rook KS, Biegler KA, Kilgore D, Dow E, Ngo-Metzger Q. Dyadic collaboration in shared health behavior change: the effects of a randomized trial to test a lifestyle intervention for high-risk Latinas. Health Psychol. 2014 Jun; 33(6):566-75. PMID: 24884910.
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    18. Kaplan SH, Billimek J, Sorkin D, Ngo-Metzger Q, Greenfield S. Reducing racial/ethnic disparities in diabetes: the Coached Care (R2D2C2) project. J Gen Intern Med. 2013 Oct; 28(10):1340-9. PMID: 23645452; PMCID: PMC3785664.
    19. Malik S, Billimek J, Greenfield S, Sorkin D, Ngo-Metzger Q, Kaplan SH. Patient complexity and risk factor control among multimorbid patients with type 2 diabetes: results from the R2D2C2 study. Med Care. 2013 Feb; 51(2):180-5. PMID: 23047130; PMCID: PMC3552007.
    20. Sorkin D, Biegler KA, Peyreda M, Kilgore D, Dow E, Ngo-Metzger Q. Unidas por la Vida (United for Life): implementing a culturally-tailored, community-based, family-oriented lifestyle intervention. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2013; 24(2 Suppl):116-38. PMID: 23727969.
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    21. Kim G, Ford KL, Chiriboga DA, Sorkin D. Racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare use, delayed care, and management of diabetes mellitus in older adults in California. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2012 Dec; 60(12):2319-25. PMID: 23194086.
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    22. Billimek J, Sorkin D. Food insecurity, processes of care, and self-reported medication underuse in patients with type 2 diabetes: results from the California Health Interview Survey. Health Serv Res. 2012 Dec; 47(6):2159-68. PMID: 22998155; PMCID: PMC3523369.
    23. Rook KS, Luong G, Sorkin D, Newsom JT, Krause N. Ambivalent versus problematic social ties: implications for psychological health, functional health, and interpersonal coping. Psychol Aging. 2012 Dec; 27(4):912-23. PMID: 22775360; PMCID: PMC3827363.
    24. Sorkin D, Billimek J. Dietary behaviors of a racially and ethnically diverse sample of overweight and obese Californians. Health Educ Behav. 2012 Dec; 39(6):737-44. PMID: 22467636.
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    25. Jacobson JA, Ji LJ, Ditto PH, Zhang Z, Sorkin D, Warren SK, Legnini V, Ebel-Lam A, Roper-Coleman S. The effects of culture and self-construal on responses to threatening health information. Psychol Health. 2012; 27(10):1194-210. PMID: 22288661.
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    26. August KJ, Nguyen H, Ngo-Metzger Q, Sorkin D. Language concordance and patient-physician communication regarding mental health needs. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2011 Dec; 59(12):2356-62. PMID: 22091992.
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    27. Ngo-Metzger Q, Sorkin D, Billimek J, Greenfield S, Kaplan SH. The effects of financial pressures on adherence and glucose control among racial/ethnically diverse patients with diabetes. J Gen Intern Med. 2012 Apr; 27(4):432-7. PMID: 22005941; PMCID: PMC3304038.
    28. Billimek J, Sorkin D. Self-reported neighborhood safety and nonadherence to treatment regimens among patients with type 2 diabetes. J Gen Intern Med. 2012 Mar; 27(3):292-6. PMID: 21935749; PMCID: PMC3286552.
    29. August KJ, Sorkin D. Support and influence in the context of diabetes management: do racial/ethnic differences exist? J Health Psychol. 2011 Jul; 16(5):711-21. PMID: 21444731; PMCID: PMC3725286.
    30. Sorkin D, Nguyen H, Ngo-Metzger Q. Assessing the mental health needs and barriers to care among a diverse sample of Asian American older adults. J Gen Intern Med. 2011 Jun; 26(6):595-602. PMID: 21321793; PMCID: PMC3101977.
    31. Sorkin D, Ngo-Metzger Q, Billimek J, August KJ, Greenfield S, Kaplan SH. Underdiagnosed and undertreated depression among racially/ethnically diverse patients with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2011 Mar; 34(3):598-600. PMID: 21273497; PMCID: PMC3041188.
    32. August KJ, Sorkin D. Racial and ethnic disparities in indicators of physical health status: do they still exist throughout late life? J Am Geriatr Soc. 2010 Oct; 58(10):2009-15. PMID: 20929470; PMCID: PMC2953730.
    33. August KJ, Sorkin D. Racial/ethnic disparities in exercise and dietary behaviors of middle-aged and older adults. J Gen Intern Med. 2011 Mar; 26(3):245-50. PMID: 20865342; PMCID: PMC3043172.
    34. August KJ, Sorkin D. Marital status and gender differences in managing a chronic illness: the function of health-related social control. Soc Sci Med. 2010 Nov; 71(10):1831-8. PMID: 20889249; PMCID: PMC2967659.
    35. Kaplan SH, Billimek J, Sorkin D, Ngo-Metzger Q, Greenfield S. Who can respond to treatment? Identifying patient characteristics related to heterogeneity of treatment effects. Med Care. 2010 Jun; 48(6 Suppl):S9-16. PMID: 20473205.
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    36. Sorkin D, Ngo-Metzger Q, De Alba I. Racial/ethnic discrimination in health care: impact on perceived quality of care. J Gen Intern Med. 2010 May; 25(5):390-6. PMID: 20146022; PMCID: PMC2855001.
    37. Sorkin D, Pham E, Ngo-Metzger Q. Racial and ethnic differences in the mental health needs and access to care of older adults in california. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2009 Dec; 57(12):2311-7. PMID: 19943830.
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    38. Ngo-Metzger Q, Sorkin D, Phillips RS. Healthcare experiences of limited english-proficient asian american patients: a cross-sectional mail survey. Patient. 2009 Jun 01; 2(2):113-20. PMID: 22273087.
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    39. Sorkin D, Rook KS, Heckhausen J, Billimek J. Predicting changes in older adults' interpersonal control strivings. Int J Aging Hum Dev. 2009; 69(3):159-80. PMID: 20041564; PMCID: PMC3917602.
    40. Sorkin D, Tan AL, Hays RD, Mangione CM, Ngo-Metzger Q. Self-reported health status of vietnamese and non-Hispanic white older adults in california. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2008 Aug; 56(8):1543-8. PMID: 18637981; PMCID: PMC4183460.
    41. Ngo-Metzger Q, Sorkin D, Mangione CM, Gandek B, Hays RD. Evaluating the SF-36 Health Survey (Version 2) in Older Vietnamese Americans. J Aging Health. 2008 Jun; 20(4):420-36. PMID: 18381886; PMCID: PMC4183463.
    42. Ngo-Metzger Q, Sorkin D, Phillips RS, Greenfield S, Massagli MP, Clarridge B, Kaplan SH. Providing high-quality care for limited English proficient patients: the importance of language concordance and interpreter use. J Gen Intern Med. 2007 Nov; 22 Suppl 2:324-30. PMID: 17957419; PMCID: PMC2078537.
    43. Mavandadi S, Sorkin D, Rook KS, Newsom JT. Pain, positive and negative social exchanges, and depressive symptomatology in later life. J Aging Health. 2007 Oct; 19(5):813-30. PMID: 17690337.
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    44. Sorkin D, Rook KS. Dealing with negative social exchanges in later life: coping responses, goals, and effectiveness. Psychol Aging. 2006 Dec; 21(4):715-25. PMID: 17201492.
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    45. Newsom JT, Rook KS, Nishishiba M, Sorkin D, Mahan TL. Understanding the relative importance of positive and negative social exchanges: examining specific domains and appraisals. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2005 Nov; 60(6):P304-P312. PMID: 16260704; PMCID: PMC3833824.
    46. Sorkin D, Rook KS. Interpersonal control strivings and vulnerability to negative social exchanges in later life. Psychol Aging. 2004 Dec; 19(4):555-64. PMID: 15584782.
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    47. Ngo-Metzger Q, Kaplan SH, Sorkin D, Clarridge BR, Phillips RS. Surveying minorities with limited-English proficiency: does data collection method affect data quality among Asian Americans? Med Care. 2004 Sep; 42(9):893-900. PMID: 15319615.
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    48. Rook KS, Sorkin D. Fostering social ties through a volunteer role: implications for older-adults' psychological health. Int J Aging Hum Dev. 2003; 57(4):313-37. PMID: 15195981.
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    49. Sorkin D, Rook KS, Lu JL. Loneliness, lack of emotional support, lack of companionship, and the likelihood of having a heart condition in an elderly sample. Ann Behav Med. 2002; 24(4):290-8. PMID: 12434940.
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