Karen’s research includes mixed-methods studies focused on primary care, behavioral health and chronic comorbidities, alternative payment and delivery models, and health equity.
Since joining NORC in 2011, Karen has worked on several multi-site evaluations for state and federal clients, including acting as the quantitative team lead for the Rhode Island 1115 Medicaid Waiver Evaluation and as a quantitative researcher for the Accountable Care Organization Realizing Equity and Community Health Model (ACO REACH) Model. Karen’s research has been published in peer-reviewed journals including Health Services Research and the Journal of General Internal Medicine. She is a member of AcademyHealth and The American Society of Health Economists.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
opens in new tab"Duration of Medical Home Participation and Quality of Care for Patients with Chronic Conditions."
Journal Article | August 24, 2021
opens in new tab"Effect of Enhanced Primary Care for People with Serious Mental Illness on Service Use and Screening."
Journal Article | January 28, 2021
opens in new tab"Medical Home Effects on Enrollees with Mental and Physical Illness."
Journal Article | September 10, 2020
opens in new tab"Effect of the Patient-Centered Medical Home on Racial Disparities in Quality of Care."
Journal Article | February 24, 2020
opens in new tab"Do Medical Homes Improve Quality of Care for Persons with Multiple Chronic Conditions?"
Journal Article | November 15, 2018
opens in new tab"Improving Causal Inference: Recommendations for Covariate Selection and Balance in Propensity Score Methods."
Journal Article | March 20, 2017
opens in new tab"Evaluation of the Beacon Community Cooperative Agreement Program: Final Report."
Report | November 17, 2015
opens in new tab"Building and Strengthening Infrastructure for Data Exchange: Lessons from the Beacon Communities."
Journal Article | October 28, 2014