Assistant ProfessorMedicine Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, UW Medicine Cambia Palliative Care Center of ExcellenceRelated Links: Research ProfileCambia Palliative Care Center of ExcellenceFaculty Information Biography Education & Training: BANorthwestern UniversityEvanston, IL1999 MDUniversity of Washington, School of MedicineSeattle, WA2003 MHSThe Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public HealthBaltimore, MD2009 Honors: American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Best Paper Award2011–2012 American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Young Investigator Award2012–2013 American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Young Investigator Award2014 Selected as 1 of 44 Hospice and Palliative Medicine Inspirational Leaders Under 40 by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine2014 Hastings Center Cuniff-Dixon Early Career Physician Award2016 Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Research & Clinical Interests Research Interests: Physician-patient communicationHealth disparitiesEnd-of-life care Publications Publications: Sharma RK, Astrow AB, Texeira K, Sulmasy DP. The Spiritual Needs Assessment for Patients (SNAP): Development and Validation of a Comprehensive Instrument to Assess Unmet Spiritual Needs. J Pain Symptom Manage 2012 Jul;44(1):44–51. Epub 2012 Jun 1. Sharma RK, Jain N, Peswani N, Szmuilowicz E, Wayne DB, Cameron KA. Unpacking Resident-Led Code Status Discussions: Results from a Mixed Methods Study. J Gen Intern Med. 2014 May;29(5):750–7. Epub 2014 Feb 14. Sharma RK, Hughes MT, Nolan MT, Tudor C, Kub J, Terry PB, Sulmasy DP. Family Understanding of Seriously-Ill Patient Preferences for Family Involvement in Healthcare Decision Making. J Gen Intern Med. 2011 Aug;26(8):881–6. Epub 2011 Apr 16. Sharma RK, Cameron KA, Chmiel JS, Von Roenn JH, Szmuilowicz E, Prigerson HG, Penedo FJ. Racial/Ethnic Differences in Inpatient Palliative Care Consultation for Patients with Advanced Cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2015 Nov 10;33(32)3802–8. Epub 2015 Aug 31.