Medical product innovation/development & associated clinical outcomes research
Medication administration safety with IV smart pumps
Non-ventilator hospital-acquired pneumonia
Small Business Innovation Research Grant (SBIR) Proposals
Karen’s specific interests are focused on the intersection of clinical needs and medical technology use, development and innovation. Throughout her career, Karen has focused on clinical outcomes research and new product development and innovation. While at Philips Healthcare, Karen spent 12 years in various global roles, working with patient monitoring systems and clinical outcomes research. As a result of her work in new product development at Philips, Karen was the global winner (2011) in the R&D category for new product innovation. In 2012, Karen received the professional achievement award for innovative product development from the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation. In 2016, Karen completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at Yale University, where she collaborated across the schools of nursing, engineering and business while working on improving the safety and usability of IV smart infusion pumps.
The central focus of Karen’s work is to improve patient outcomes through innovation in health care delivery practices and products. Specific areas of interest include improving medication administration safety using IV smart pumps, and the reduction of non-ventilator hospital-acquired pneumonia.
Yale University (2014-16): Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Babson College (2009) : MBA, Global Management Concentration
Boston College (2005): PhD