Karin Rhodes MD, MS, is Vice President for Care Management Design & Evaluation in the Office of Population Health at Northwell Health and Professor of Emergency Medicine and Psychiatry at the Zucker School of Medicine in New York. Prior to this role, she was promoted on the tenure track at the University of Pennsylvania, where she was the founding director of the Center of Emergency Care Policy Research at the Perelman School of Medicine, with appointments in the Departments of Emergency Medicine, Psychiatry, and School of Social Policy & Practice. With many on-going research collaborations, she has Adjunct appointments at Penn as a Professor of Psychiatry and Senior Fellow in the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics. A former Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar, with experience in both qualitative and quantitative methods, Rhodes has been principal investigator on a number of federal and foundation-funded studies assessing the quality of emergency care, including conducting pragmatic intervention studies and RCTs in real world settings.
Dr. Rhodes has a long history of leading and nurturing productive research collaborations and mentoring students, residents, and junior faculty. Her interest in assuring linkage of vulnerable patients to appropriate social and medical resources has resulted in several high profile studies, using simulated patient methodology to measure access to primary care and specialty care. In her current role at Northwell Health, she is responsible for helping to develop and test broad system-level interventions designed to improve transitions in care and the overall value of a health care visit.
Dr. Rhodes’ research focuses on developing effective patient-centered responses to health-related social problems impacting individual and public health. Specifically, she has addressed policy-relevant questions around improving the value of an acute health care visit and use of patient-centered health IT as an opportunity for screening, brief intervention, and referral. To do this, she has adapted and further developed a number of innovative methodologies – such as audiotaping, IVRS, text messaging, and audit (simulated patient) methodologies – to rigorously measure quality, access, and disparities in care for vulnerable populations.
University of Chicago
Field of study: Health Studies
University of Illinois
University of Illinois
Field of study: Biology