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.
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
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
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