Karen Joynt

Instructor

Department of Health Policy and Management

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division, Washington University School of Medicine
Assistant Professor, Washington University Brown School of Social Work

Education

  • 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)

Recognition

2000

A.B. with honors, Phi Beta Kappa, Princeton University

2000-2004

Nanaline Duke Scholar, Duke University School of Medicine

2009-2010

Thomas W. Smith Fellow in Heart Failure Research, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

2012

Lerner Research Fellowship for research excellence in junior faculty, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

2016

Secretary’s Award for Meritorious Service, United States Department of Health and Human Services

Clinical Interests

General cardiology; consultative cardiology

Research Interests

I am a health services and health policy researcher whose specific research interests include:

  1. Improving the measurement of the quality and efficiency of physicians, hospitals and health systems.
  2. Understanding the impact of policy interventions on health care, with a focus on value-based and alternative payment models.
  3. 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.