Karen Joynt Maddox, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine
- Assistant Professor, Washington University Brown School of Social Work
- Co-Director, Center for Health Economics and Policy (CHEP)
- A.B. Public and International Policy: Princeton University, Princeton, NJ (2000)
- M.D.: Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC (2004)
- Residency, Internal Medicine: Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC (2007)
- Fellowship, Cardiology: Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (2011)
- Research Fellowship, Health Policy: Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA (2011)
A.B. with honors, Phi Beta Kappa, Princeton University
Nanaline Duke Scholar, Duke University School of Medicine
Thomas W. Smith Fellow in Heart Failure Research, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Lerner Research Fellowship for research excellence in junior faculty, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Secretary’s Award for Meritorious Service, United States Department of Health and Human Services
General cardiology; consultative cardiology
I am a health services and health policy researcher whose specific research interests include:
- Improving the measurement of the quality and efficiency of physicians, hospitals and health systems.
- Understanding the impact of policy interventions on health care, with a focus on value-based and alternative payment models.
- Reducing disparities in care, with a focus on vulnerable populations including racial and ethnic minorities, individuals living in poverty, individuals with disabilities, frail elders, and those in rural areas.