Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology
Adjunct Faculty, Division of Management
B.S. in Mathematics, Ball State University
M.S. in Engineering Management, Portland State University
Ph.D. in Systems Science/Engineering Management, Portland State University
Karen Eden, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology at OHSU. Dr. Eden earned her B.S. degree in Mathematics from Ball State University. She then earned a Masters degree in Biomechanics, Physiology, and Anatomy at University of Iowa. Karen worked as a Research and Development Professional at the Nike Sport Research Laboratory in Beaverton, Oregon. She then began attending Portland State University, where she earned an M.S. in Engineering Management and a Ph.D. in Systems Science/Engineering Management. She also worked as a Senior Research Analyst for Providence Health System in Portland, Oregon.
Karen's main research interests center around patient and clinician decision-making. She has built decision analyses, written evidence reports on diagnostic accuracy and patient preferences, and overseen several graduate student decision analysis projects. Currently, she is working with a team of investigators interested in obstetrics childbirth decision-making and is part of a biomedical engineering project on home-based, early detection technologies that screen for risks and help monitor the health of older adults.