Karin Rhodes, MD, MS

Fellowship Profile

Fellowship Year:  (2017-2018)
Fellowship Assignment(s):
Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM-01)


Karin Rhodes MD, MS, (Professor of Emergency Medicine) had a bicameral experience as a RWJF Health Policy Fellow (2017-2018). She staffed Senator Tina Smith on HELP committee hearings about opioids, mental health, emergency preparedness, and pharmaceutical pricing. With Representative Lujan Grisham in the House, she worked on improving care of the elderly, learned about the interaction between federal and state policy, and explored the opportunities that states have to expand coverage and care for vulnerable populations. A former Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar (U. of Chicago 1999-2001), she was inaugural Director of the Center of Emergency Care Policy Research at the University of Pennsylvania where she has ongoing research collaborations and adjunct appointments in Psychiatry and the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics. With expertise in both qualitative and quantitative methods, Rhodes has been principal investigator leading highly productive teams on numerous federal and foundation-funded studies assessing the quality of emergency care and conducting pragmatic intervention studies and RCTs in real world settings. Her research has focused on developing effective patient-centered responses to health-related social problems and innovations in the use of simulated patient methodology to measure access to primary and specialty care. In her current role at Northwell Health, a large integrated health system in NY, she is VP for Care Management Design & Evaluation in the Office of Population Health and 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.

Key Information

2019-20 Call for Applications (CFA) Now Closed 

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