Karen Schifferdecker is the director of the Center for Program Design and Evaluation (CPDE) at Dartmouth and an assistant professor at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and Community and Family Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine. A medical anthropologist, she has over 20 years of experience overseeing and conducting research and evaluation of projects and programs in institutions, clinical sites, and community-based settings using mixed methods. As director of CPDE, she has overseen the evaluation of over 50 projects and grants awarded from multiple foundations and agencies, including the National Science Foundation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health, and the Administration for Children and Families. Her mixed methods publications have been cited multiple times, including in a guide book by NIH on “Best Practices for Mixed Methods Research in the Health Sciences” and as an excellent example of a mixed methods design for health services research in the book “Mixed Methods in Health Sciences Research” by Curry and Nunez-Smith, 2015.
Schifferdecker earned a BA from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, an MA and PhD from the University of Connecticut, and an MPH from Dartmouth College.
Schifferdecker KE, Yount SE, Kaiser K, Adachi-Mejia A, Cella D, Carluzzo KL, Eisenstein A, Kallen MA, Greene GJ, Eton DT, Fisher ES
Qual Life Res|2017 Aug 9
Bazos DA, Schifferdecker KE, Fedrizzi R, Hoebeke J, Ruggles L, Goldsberry Y
J Health Care Poor Underserved|2013