Dr. Schifferdecker is an Associate Professor in The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice and Community and Family Medicine. As a medical anthropologist and public health researcher, she has led qualitative and mixed methods research over the past 30 years on a variety of topics in health care delivery and beyond, including cancer screening, patient-reported outcomes, and disparities in healthcare delivery with funding from many agencies, including NIH, PCORI, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Administration for Children and Families, and the Arthritis Foundation. Dr. Schifferdecker co-founded and directed the Center for Program Design and Evaluation at Dartmouth for 12 years, where she oversaw a team to provide mixed methods research and evaluation for over 120 projects. Dr. Schifferdecker's current research includes a national RWJF-funded primary care practice survey, a national comparative effectiveness clinical trial funded by PCORI on improving colorectal cancer screening surveillance for older adults, and Arthritis Foundation-funded research on non-response in RA and pain in children with JIA.
Dr. 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.
Multi-level Factors Influencing Decisions About Stopping Surveillance Colonoscopy in Older Adults: a Qualitative Study.
Schifferdecker KE, Ramesh NP, Walter LC, Calderwood AH
J Gen Intern Med|2023 May 24
Structure and integration of specialty palliative care in three NCI-designated cancer centers: a mixed methods case study.
Schifferdecker KE, Butcher RL, Murray GF, Knutzen KE, Kapadia NS, Brooks GA, Wasp GT, Eggly S, Hanson LC, Rocque GB, Perry AN, Barnato AE
BMC Palliat Care|2023 May 16
Women's Breast Cancer Screening Confidence by Screening Modality and Breast Density: A Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium Survey Study.
Tosteson ANA, Schifferdecker KE, Smith RE, Wernli KJ, Zhao W, Kaplan CP, Buist DSM, Henderson LM, Sprague BL, Onega T, Budesky J, Jackson-Nefertiti G, Johnson D, Miglioretti DL, Kerlikowske K
J Womens Health (Larchmt)|2022 Nov
Selecting patient-reported outcome measures of health-related quality of life in adult rheumatology: quality and breadth of coverage.
Knight E, Schifferdecker KE, Eakin GS, Reeve BB
Rheumatol Int|2023 Apr
Problematic Integration: Racial Discordance in End-of-Life Decision Making.
Drummond DK, Kaur-Gill S, Murray GF, Schifferdecker KE, Butcher R, Perry AN, Brooks GA, Kapadia NS, Barnato AE
Health Commun|2022 Aug 18