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Lisa K. Sharp, PhD

Associate Professor of Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes and Policy

Member, UI Cancer Center


Building & Room:

463 Westside Research Office Bldg.


1747 West Roosevelt Road Chicago, IL 60608

Office Phone:

(312) 355-3569

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Dr. Lisa Sharp is a clinical health psychologist, an associate professor in the Department of Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes and Policy, and an IHRP Fellow.

Her primary area of research targets the health of minorities and underserved populations in regards to understanding the direct and indirect effects of stress and depression on chronic illness and cancer, fostering patient participation and communication in the doctor-patient relationship, and ecological, social and psychological influences upon inflammatory processes.

Dr. Sharp is a co-principal investigator of a study funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to improve diabetes management among minorities and co-investigator of other studies to improve the health of cancer patients and survivors.


Research Interests

Targeting minorities and underserved populations, Dr. Sharp's research focuses on understanding the direct and indirect effects of stress and depression on chronic illness and cancer; fostering patient participation and communication in the doctor-patient relationship; and ecological, social, and psychological influences upon inflammatory processes.

Selected Publications

For a more detailed list of publications by Dr. Lisa Sharp, see this edited list on PubMed. 

Chiu RG, Xia Y, Sharp LK, Gerber BS. Do community health workers affect non-urgent, ambulatory healthcare utilization among low-income, minority patients with diabetes?. J Clin Transl Endocrinol. 2019;16:100184. Published 2019 Feb 7. doi:10.1016/j.jcte.2019.100184. [See abstract.]

Biggers A, Sharp LK, Nimitphong H, et al. Relationship between depression, sleep quality, and hypoglycemia among persons with type 2 diabetes. J Clin Transl Endocrinol. 2019;15:62–64. Published 2019 Jan 2. doi:10.1016/j.jcte.2018.12.007. [See abstract.]

Bellfield EJ, Sharp LK, Xia Y, Gerber BS. Use of a Mobile App to Facilitate Blood Glucose Monitoring in Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes: Single-Subject Nonrandomized Clinical Trial. JMIR Diabetes. 2018;3(1):e3. Published 2018 Feb 7. doi:10.2196/diabetes.8357. [See abstract.]

Sharp LK, Tilton JJ, Touchette DR, et al. Community Health Workers Supporting Clinical Pharmacists in Diabetes Management: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Pharmacotherapy. 2018;38(1):58–68. doi:10.1002/phar.2058. [See abstract.

Locatelli SM, Sharp LK, Syed ST, Bhansari S, Gerber BS. Measuring Health-related Transportation Barriers in Urban Settings. J Appl Meas. 2017;18(2):178–193. [See abstract.]  

Stolley MR, Sharp LK, Fantuzzi G, Arroyo C, Sheean P, Schiffer L, Campbell R, Gerber B. Study design and protocol for moving forward: a weight loss intervention trial for African-American breast cancer survivors. BMC Cancer. 2015 Dec 29;15:1018. [See abstract.]

Porter AC, Fitzgibbon ML, Fischer MJ, Gallardo R, Berbaum ML, Lash JP, Castillo S, Schiffer L, Sharp LK, Tulley J, Arruda JA, Hynes DM. Rationale and design of a patient-centered medical home intervention for patients with end-stage renal disease on hemodialysis. Contemp Clin Trials. 2015 Feb 28;42:1-8. [See abstract.]

Stolley MR, Sharp LK, Tangney CC, Schiffer LA, Arroyo C, Kim Y, Campbell RT, Schmidt ML, Breen K, Kinahan KE, Dilley KJ, Henderson TO, Korenblit AD, Seligman K. Health behaviors of minority childhood cancer survivor. Cancer. 2015 May 15;121(10):1671-80. [See abstract.]

Sharp LK, Carvalho P, Southward M, Schmidt ML, Jabine LN, Stolley MR, Gerber BS. Electronic personal health records for childhood cancer survivors: an exploratory study. J Adolesc Young Adult Oncol. 2014;3(3):117-122. [See abstract.]

Seltzer ED, Stolley MR, Mensah EK, Sharp LK. Social networking site usage among childhood cancer survivors – a potential tool for research recruitment? J Cancer Surviv. 2014 Sep;8(3):349-54. [See abstract.]

Gerber B, Sharp LK, Fisher EB. Society of Behavioral Medicine Position Statement: Expand United States health plan coverage for diabetes self-management education and support. February 2014.[See abstract.]

Syed ST, Gerber BS, Sharp LK. Traveling towards disease: transportation barriers to health care access. J Community Health. 2013;38(5):976-93. [See abstract.]

Joo MJ, Sharp LK, Au DH, Lee TA, Fitzgibbon ML. Use of spirometry in the diagnosis of COPD: a qualitative study in primary care. COPD. 2013;10(4):444-449. [See abstract.]

Sharp LK, Ureste PJ, Torres LA, Bailey L, Gordon HS, Gerber BS. Time to sign: the relationship between health literacy and signature time. Patient Educ Couns. 2013;90(1):18-22. [See abstract.]

Gerber BS, Rapacki L, Castillo A, Tilton J, Touchette DR, Mihailescu D, Berbaum ML, Sharp LK. Design of a trial to evaluate the impact of clinical pharmacists and community health promoters working with African-Americans and Latinos with diabetes. BMC Public Health. 2012;12(1):891. [See abstract.]

Kinahan KE, Sharp LK, Seidel K, Leisenring W, Didwania A, Lacouture ME, et al. Scarring, disfigurement, and quality of life in long-term survivors of childhood cancer: a report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. J Clin Oncol. 2012;30(20):2466-74. [See abstract.]

Fitzgibbon ML, Tussing-Humphreys LM, Porter JS, Martin IK, Odoms-Young A, Sharp LK. Weight loss and African-American women: a systematic review of the behavioural weight loss intervention literature. Obes Rev. 2012;13(3):193-213. [See abstract.]

Nutescu EA, Bathija S, Sharp LK, Gerber BS, Schumock GT, Fitzgibbon ML. Anticoagulation patient self-monitoring in the United States: considerations for clinical practice adoption. Pharmacotherapy. 2011;31(12):1161-74. [See abstract.]

Mosnaim GS, Li H, Damitz M, Sharp LK, Li Z, Talati A, Mirza F, Richardson D, Rachelefsky G, Africk J, Powell LH. Evaluation of the Fight Asthma Now (FAN) program to improve asthma knowledge in urban youth and teenagers. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2011;107(4):310-6. [See abstract.]

Lora CM, Gordon EJ, Sharp LK, Fischer MF, Gerber BS, Lash JP. Progression of chronic kidney disease in Hispanics: Potential roles of health literacy, acculturation, and social support. Am J Kidney Dis. 2011 Aug;58(2):282-290. [See abstract.]

Borders AE, Grobman WA, Amsden LB, McDade TW, Sharp LK, Holl JL. The relationship between self-report and biomarkers of stress in low-income reproductive-age women. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Dec;203(6):577.e1-8. [See abstract.]

Fitzgibbon ML, Stolley MR, Schiffer L, Sharp LK, Singh V, Dyer A. Obesity Reduction Black Intervention Trial (ORBIT): 18-month results. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2010 Dec;18(12):2317-2325. [See abstract.]

Gupta RS, Zhang X, Springston EE, Sharp LK, Curtis LM, Shalowitz M, Shannon JJ, Weiss KB. The association between community crime and childhood asthma prevalence in Chicago. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2010 Apr;104(4):299-306. [See abstract.]

Gerber BS, Cano AI, Caceres ML, Smith DE, Wilken LA, Michaud JB, Ruggiero LA, Sharp LK. A Pharmacist and Health Promoter Team to Improve Medication Adherence Among Latinos with Diabetes. Ann Pharmacother. 2010 Jan;44(1):70-9. [See abstract.]

Sharp LK, Curtis LM, Mosnaim G, Shalowitz MU, Catrambone C, Sadowski LS. The influence of caregiver’s psychosocial status on childhood asthma and obesity. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2009 Nov;103(5):386-94. [See abstract.]

Kinahan KE, Gandhi M, Lacouture ME, Eilers R Jr, Haryani A, Didwania A, Sharp LK. Dermatologic issues in adult survivors of childhood cancer. J Cancer Surviv. 2009 Sep;3(3):158-63. [See abstract.]

Stolley MR, Sharp LK, Arroyo C, Ruffin C, Restrepo J, Campbell R. Design and recruitment of the Chicago Healthy Living Study: a study of health behaviors in a diverse cohort of adult childhood cancer survivors.  Cancer. 2009 Sep 4;115(S18):4385-4396. [See abstract.]

Evans AT, Sadowski LS, VanderWeele TJ, Curtis LM, Sharp LK, Kee RA, Grammer LC, Lyttle CS, Weiss KB, Shannon JJ; CHIRAH Study Group. Ethnic disparities in asthma morbidity in Chicago. J Asthma. 2009 Jun;46(5):448-54. [See abstract.]

Gupta RS, Zhang X, Sharp LK, Shannon JJ, Weiss KB. The protective effect of community factors on childhood asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2009 Jun;123(6):1297-304.e2. [See abstract.]

Gerber BS, Stolley MR, Thompson AL, Sharp LK, Fitzgibbon ML. Mobile phone text messaging to promote healthy behaviors and weight loss maintenance: a feasibility study. Health Informatics J. 2009 Mar;15(1):17-25. [See abstract.]

Martin MA, Catrambone CD, Kee RA, Evans AT, Sharp LK, Lyttle C, et al.  Improving asthma self-efficacy: developing and testing a pilot community-based asthma intervention for African American adults. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2009 Jan;123(1):153-159.e3. [See abstract.]

Stolley MR, Sharp LK, Oh A, Schiffer L. A weight loss intervention for African American breast cancer survivors, 2006. Prev Chronic Dis. 2009 Jan;6(1):A22. [See abstract.]

Stolley MR, Fitzgibbon ML, Schiffer L, Sharp LK, Singh V, Van Horn L, Dyer A. Obesity Reduction Black Intervention Trial (ORBIT): Six-month Results. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2009 Jan;17(1):100-6. [See abstract.]


Notable Honors

IHRP Fellow