Dr. Sorenson has extensive research and policy expertise in value assessment in health care, comparative effectiveness research, drug and device regulation and payment, and health policy evaluation. She is interested in the design, implementation, and assessment of innovative, evidence-based strategies to enhance value-based health care, particularly with regards to new and existing health care treatments and services. In this work, she also examines the economic, methodological, political, cultural, organizational, professional, and legal levers that support or hinder the adoption of such approaches.
Dr. Sorenson’s work also focuses on education and training development in health policy and management. She is currently Faculty Director of Graduate Education Initiatives and the Margolis Scholars in Health Policy and Management Program at the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy.
Outside of academe, Dr. Sorenson has served in senior health care consulting and policy positions in both the private and public sectors. She has also worked in an advisory capacity for governmental organizations in several countries on development of national and regional health technology assessment systems.