Karen is the director of the Health Decision Sciences Center at Massachusetts General Hospital and an assistant professor of medicine at the Harvard Medical School. Her research focuses on extending and refining normative and behavioral decision making theories and their application to medical decision making. Recently, Karen’s research has pertained to measuring decision quality and developing survey instruments that can be used to assess the quality of common medical decisions. She has published several articles on the evaluation of decision support interventions.
Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) is the third oldest general hospital in the United States and the oldest and largest hospital in New England. MGH oversees 15 adult primary care practices, including community health centers in Boston and the surrounding communities that collectively provide care for over 200,000 patients. MGH became a Foundation funded demonstration site in 2006 in order to better serve the hundreds of thousands of patients they see each year.