Vice-President, Care Management Design & Evaluation, Office of Population Health Management,
Northwell Health Solutions Program
Professor, Emergency Medicine & Psychiatry, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
Phone: (215) 421-1036
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 Hofstra Northwell 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
2015 Invited Research Partner, Department of Health and Human Services: Methods for Assuring Access to Covered Medicaid Services, Washington DC
2012 Academy Health Article-of-the-Year Award, Auditing Access to Specialty Care for Children with Public Insurance, one of five Noteworthy Articles
2012 Academy for Women in Academic Emergency Medicine Research Award, presented at the 2012 SAEM National Meeting
2011 Senior Fellow, Center for Health Behavior Research, University of Pennsylvania
2011 Student Assembly Public Health Mentoring Award, National Meeting American Public Health Association
2010 Laboratory of Interpersonal Violence and Victimization Interdisciplinary Collaboration Award
2008-Present Senior Fellow, Center for Public Health Initiatives, University of Pennsylvania
2007-Present Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania
2005-2006 Faculty Development Award, Population Research Center, National Opinion Research Center, University of Chicago
2001-2007 National Institute of Mental Health Mentored Clinical Scientist Career Development Award