Christine Sorkness

Position title: Senior Associate Executive Director, Workforce Development


Phone: (608) 263-2285

2112G Health Sciences Learning Center

Christine Sorkness

Christine Sorkness, RPh, PharmD, is ICTR Senior Associate Executive Director and provides leadership for ICTR’s workforce development and mentorship training initiatives, as well as the Pilot Grants program. She serves as Associate Director of the ICTR Collaborative Center for Health Equity. She has a special interest in advancing health equity in the management of asthma in children residing in urban settings, serving as a co-investigator with the NIH-funded Inner City Asthma Consortium’s multisite intervention trials.

Dr. Sorkness is affiliated with the UW Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Division of the Department of Medicine, with more than 30 years of NHLBI-funding as either a co-investigator or co-principal investigator. She serves as a faculty member for the NIAID T32 training grant, and is a National Research Mentor Network (NRMN) Master Facilitator for Research Mentor Training. Dr. Sorkness is a long-standing member of the UW Health Sciences IRB, and has served on NHLBI Data and Safety Monitoring Boards for large multi-center national trials.

Today, Dr. Sorkness holds distinguished professorships in both the School of Pharmacy and the School of Medicine and Public Health. She guided the UW campus approvals for the ICTR graduate programs in clinical investigation, and teaches graduate courses in the fundamentals of clinical trials and the responsible conduct of research.