Karen Steinhauser PhD
Karen Steinhauser, PhD, is Health Scientist with the Center for
Health Services Research in Primary Care, VA Medical Center, Durham and
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center and
Senior Fellow with the Duke University Center for Aging,. Her research focuses
on improving patient and family quality of life in serious illness. She has
developed tools to assess both patient and family quality of life and
psychosocial interventions to improve the experience of serious illness.
She also is interested in improving quality of provider experience in serious
illness by studying new approaches to resiliency.