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Karen E. Joynt, MD, MPH

Associate Physician, Cardiovascular Division
Brigham and Women's Hospital and
Veterans Administration Boston Healthcare System
Instructor
Department of Health Policy and Management
Harvard School of Public Health
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: 617/432-1816
Fax: 617/432-4494
E-mail: kjoynt@hsph.harvard.edu

Karen E. Joynt, MD, MPH, is an instructor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health, and an instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She is also a practicing cardiologist in the Cardiovascular Division at Brigham and Women's Hospital and in the Cardiology Section at the VA Boston Healthcare System.

Dr. Joynt received her AB degree in public policy from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, and her MD degree from Duke University School of Medicine. She trained in internal medicine at Duke University Medical Center, and then in cardiovascular medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She also completed a research fellowship in health policy at the Harvard School of Public Health, from which she received her MPH degree.

Dr. Joynt’s research interests include: (i) understanding variations in quality and efficiency between hospitals and health systems; (ii) the impact of policy interventions on health care, with a focus on readmissions and public reporting; and (iii) disparities in care, with a focus on minority-serving providers.

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