Dr. Sarkin is a clinical psychologist and expert in the measurement and assessment of health and behavioral outcomes with over 20 years of experience in program evaluation. He is currently the Health Services Research Center (HSRC) Director of Evaluation Research and has served as a co-investigator for a San Diego County Behavioral Health Services contract to provide data analysis and performance monitoring and evaluation since 2002.
Dr. Sarkin directs the evaluation of several SAMHSA contracts. He manages the evaluation of the San Diego Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Prevention and Early Intervention and Innovations evaluation efforts manages the processes of stakeholder and advisory group engagement, oversees data analysis, and is active in designing and delivering program staff training. In addition, he teaches program evaluation classes at San Diego State University and UCSD and has over 42 peer-reviewed publications.
Dr. Sarkin provides expertise in evaluating policy and systems change, evaluating community engagement, collaboration, and partnerships, and evaluating study design. He also has experience in key informant interview data collection, conducting evaluation of health programs that target priority populations, longitudinal qualitative data analysis, and data dissemination. He is also the director of the internship program at HSRC