Karen Joynt

Karen Joynt

Instructor

Department of Health Policy and Management

Education and Training

Education

A.B., Public and International Policy, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, 2000

M.D., Duke University School of Medicine, 2004

M.P.H., Clinical Effectiveness, Harvard School of Public Health, 2010

Training

Internship in Internal Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, 2005

Residency in Internal Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, 2007

Fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 2011

Research Fellowship in Health Policy, Harvard School of Public Health, 2011

courses

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Research

My research interests include:

1) Understanding variations in quality and efficiency between hospitals and health systems; 

2) The impact of policy interventions on health care, with a focus on pay-for-performance and public reporting; and

3) Disparities in care, with a focus on minority-serving providers and rural providers. 

My published work includes exploring how readmissions for heart failure differ between hospitals, examining racial and ethnic disparities in readmissions, and investigating differences between high- and low-volume, urban and rural hospitals.