Senior Project Director
Karen joined the UW Survey Center as a project director in 2010. Before joining the Survey Center, she worked as a research assistant for the Office of Applied Gerontology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she was involved with a national randomized clinical trial and network analysis for the Alzheimer’s Association.
Karen has experience managing mail, web, CATI, and CAPI studies, as well as biomarker collection and biosafety. She primarily works on studies with a CAPI component (face-to-face interview) and has extensive experience in instrument development, complex sample management, and working with hard to reach populations, including young adults in foster care and families in poverty.
She received her master of arts degree in sociology from UW-Milwaukee in 2010. She also holds a bachelor's degree in sociology and political science from UW-Milwaukee.