University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Christine Sorkness, PHARM D



MADISON, WI 53705-2222

(608) 263-2285


  • State of University of New York, Buffalo, NY – PharmD

Professional Activities

Dr. Christine Sorkness is a faculty member of the Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine within the Department of Medicine, with a joint appointment at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Pharmacy. She is the senior associate executive director of the UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) and associate director of its Collaborative Center for Health Equity (CCHE), and a member of the UW-Madison Health Sciences Institutional Review Board. 

Dr. Sorkness is also on the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical and Translational Science, and is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, the American Pharmaceutical Association, the American Thoracic Society, and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. In 2019, she, along with Christine Pfund, PhD, was a co-recipient of the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) Clinical and Translational Distinguished Educator Award. 

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Sorkness is a clinical pharmacist who specializes in asthma pharmacotherapy and adherence. 

Research Interests

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Dr. Sorkness is a long-standing clinical investigator for research protocols evaluating the efficacy, safety, and prediction of response of therapeutic agents for asthma and allergic diseases. These studies included funding from the National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NIH/NHLBI) for the Asthma Clinical Research Network (ACRN), the Childhood Asthma Research and Education (CARE) Network, and AsthmaNet; and the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH/NIAID) Inner-City Asthma Consortium. She also has research interests in the development and evaluation of asthma research techniques, such as asthma control evaluation tools and bronchoprovocation challenges.

Dr. Sorkness is also a leader and co-investigator with the NIGMS-funded National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN), committed to inclusive excellence of the biomedical research workforce. She is a NRMN Master Facilitator for Research Mentoring.