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Karen E. Joynt, MD, MPH, is an associate physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School, and instructor in health policy and management at the Harvard School of Public Health. She is also a practicing cardiologist in 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 is a health services and health policy researcher whose specific research interests include: (i) improving the measurement of the quality and efficiency of hospitals and health systems; (ii) understanding the impact of policy interventions on health care, with a focus on pay-for-performance, penalties-for-performance, and public reporting; and (iii) reducing disparities in care, with a focus on the performance of providers that serve vulnerable populations.