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Karen E. Schifferdecker, MPH, PhD

Title(s):
Assistant Professor of Community and Family Medicine
Assistant Professor of The Dartmouth Institute

Additional Titles/Positions/Affiliations:
Director, Center for Program Design and Evaluation at Dartmouth

Department(s):
Community and Family Medicine
The Dartmouth Institute

Education:
Luther College, BA 1989
U. Connecticut, MA 1993
U. Connecticut, PHD 2000
Dartmouth College, MPH 2011

Programs:
The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice

Websites:
http://geiselmed.dartmouth.edu/cpde/

Contact Information:

Center for Program Design and Evaluation
21 Lafayette Street, #373, HB 7250
Lebanon NH 03766

Office: 21 Lafayette Street
Email: Karen.E.Schifferdecker@Dartmouth.edu


Professional Interests:

Qualitative and mixed methods research
Evaluation
Implementation science and quality improvement
Technology in education
Studying the effectiveness of continuing and higher education
Community and medical system partnerships

Courses Taught:

Family Medicine clerkship: Community Project: diversity, cultural competency and care of underserved populations
MPH Seminar: Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice


Selected Publications:

 

  • Carney PA, Poor DA, Schifferdecker KE, Gephart DS, Brooks WB, Nierenberg DW. Computer use among community-based primary care physician preceptors. Academic Medicine, 2004; 79(6):580-590

  • Reed, VA, Schifferdecker, KE, & Pipas, CF. Development and Assessment of a Cultural-Immersion Diversity Experience for Family Medicine Students. Annals of Behavioral Science and Medical Education. 2007: 13(2): 78-86.

  • Schifferdecker KE, Homa K, Reed VA. A Training Intervention to Improve Information Management in Primary Care. Family Medicine. 2008: 40(6): 248-257. Family Medicine. 2008: 40(6): 248-257

  • Reed VA, Schifferdecker KE, Homa K. Improving Information Management in Primary Care: The Proof is in the Pudding. Informatics in Primary Care. 2008; 16: 211-217.

  • Homa K, Schifferdecker KE, Reed VA. Do Lessons Learned in a Training Intervention on Web-based Health Care Resources Diffuse to Non-exposed Members in the Primary Care Setting: A Comparative Study. Quality Management in Health Care. 2008; 17(4): 330-34

  • Schifferdecker KE, Reed VA. Using Mixed Methods Research in Medical Education: Basic Guidelines for Researchers. Medical Education. 2009; 43: 637-644

  • Reed VA, Schifferdecker KE, Rezaee ME, O’Connor S., Larson, RJ. The effect of computers for weight loss: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials. Journal of General Internal Medicine 2012; 27(1): 99-108.

  • Schifferdecker KE, Berman NB, Fall LH, Fischer MR Adoption of computer-assisted learning in medical education: the educators’ perspective. Medical Education. 2012; 46(11): 1063-1073

  • Reed VA, Schifferdecker KE, Turco M Motivating and Assessing Continuing Medical Education Learning Outcomes Via a Personal Learning Plan©. The Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions. 2012; 32(4): 287-294

  • Schifferdecker KE, Adachi-Mejia AM, Butcher RL, O’Connor S, Li Z, Bazos DA Translation of an Action Learning Collaborative Model into a community-based intervention to promote physical activity and healthy eating. Health Promotion Practice. 2016; 17(1): 70-79