Joann Sorra, PhD, an industrial-organizational psychologist, is a Vice President for Behavioral Health and Health Policy. Her applied research has focused on identifying the organizational and contextual factors that improve health care service delivery—for the benefit of patients and their caregivers, health care staff and providers, and health care organizations.
Sorra’s work developing surveys on patient safety culture in health care organizations has had widespread impact in the U.S. and internationally. She also studies patients’ and caregivers’ experiences with health care and evaluates interventions designed to improve health care delivery and outcomes. Sorra is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
- PhD, Industrial-Organizational Psychology, University of Maryland
- MA, Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Michigan State University
- BS, Psychology (with honors), University of Maryland
Journal ArticleAuthor response to e-cigarettes and respiratory disorder: The broader research context
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
J.D. Sargent, K.C. Edwards, J. Emond, S. Tanski, Kristie Taylor, J.P. Pierce, M.L. Goniewicz, R. Niaura, G. Anic, Y. Chen, P. Callahan-Lyon, L.D. Gardner, T. Thekkudan, N. Borek, H.L. Kimmel, K.M. Cummings, A. Hyland, M. Brunette
Journal ArticleMulti-ancestry genome-wide association analyses improve resolution of genes and pathways influencing lung function and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease risk
N. Shrine, A.G. Izquierdo, J. Chen, R. Packer, R.J. Hall, A.L. Guyatt, C. Batini, R.J. Thompson, C. Pavuluri, V. Malik, B.D. Hobbs, M. Moll, W. Kim, R. Tal-Singer, P. Bakke, K.A. Fawcett, C. John, K. Coley, N.N. Piga, A. Pozarickij, K. Lin, I.Y. Millwood, Z. Chen, L. Li, S.R.A.
Journal ArticleLinking patient safety culture to quality ratings in the nursing home setting
Journal of Applied Gerontology
Naomi Dyer Yount, K.A. Zebrak, T. Famolaro, Joann Sorra, R. Birch