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Karen Schifferdecker

Karen Schifferdecker, PHD, MPH

Associate Director, CPDE

Karen is an Assistant Professor at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and Associate Director of the Center for Program Design and Evaluation. A medical anthropologist, she has extensive experience overseeing and conducting evaluation projects and programs in institutions, clinical sites, and community-based settings using both quantitative and qualitative research methods. She has evaluated grant- and non-grant funded studies since 1992 and conducts and disseminates educational research and materials on these and other projects. Examples of her grant- and contract-funded experience include the Center for Disease Control Prevention Research Center at Dartmouth (Co-PI), the Multi-specialty MOC Portfolio Approval Program (evaluator), the Africa Routine Immunization System Essentials — System Innovation Component funded by John Snow Inc. (evaluator), and a randomized controlled trial of an educational intervention with 24 primary care practices on use of online resources funded by the National Library of Medicine (PI).