Karen Walsh, DHSc, MS, MBA

Assistant Professor
Program Director, Health Data Science
Assistant Director, HEOR Fellowship

Karen Walsh

Contact

901 Walnut Street
10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Email Karen Walsh

215-955-7312
215-923-7583 fax

Karen Walsh, DHSc, MS, MBA

Assistant Professor
Program Director, Health Data Science
Assistant Director, HEOR Fellowship

Research & Practice Interests

Predictive Modeling
Clinical Informatics
Health Services Research
Multiple Sclerosis

Education

DHSc, University of Indianapolis
MS, Northwestern University
MBA, Pennsylvania State University
BA, Dickinson College

University Appointments

Assistant Professor, Jefferson College of Population Health
Program Director, Health Data Science
Assistant Director, HEOR Fellowship Program

Teaching

  • Statistics I 
  • Data Science I
  • Health Data Science Capstone Seminar & Project

Biography

Dr. Karen Walsh is a statistician and the Program Director of Health Data Science at the Jefferson College of Population Health (JCPH). Dr. Walsh’s research focuses on predictive modeling, clinical informatics and health services. Her most recent research is around multiple sclerosis (MS) and focuses on geographic variation in MS care, quality, value, and predicting clinical endpoints. More specifically, from her recent dissertation which compared traditional statistical modeling approaches versus predictive analytics methods for predicting MS relapse and all-cause urgent care.             

Dr. Walsh has taught advanced statistics courses at JCPH, mentors JCPH Outcomes Research Fellows and serves as a chair on master's Capstone Projects. Dr. Walsh earned her DHSc from University of Indianapolis with a focus in Statistics and Data Science, MS from Northwestern University in Predictive Analytics, and has an MBA from Pennsylvania State University. Before coming to Jefferson, Dr. Walsh held positions at Independence Blue Cross, UnitedHealthcare and Optum. Her most recent role she served as Director of Research and Methods within the Informatics and Data Science area at Optum.