Karen Hodgson Senior Data Analyst

Data analytics team

Karen joined the Health Foundation in October 2018 as Senior Data Analyst.

Karen works within the data analytics team, using novel approaches to gain insights into quality of care in the NHS and outcomes for patients. She works across projects but has a particular interest in mental health. 

Prior to joining the Health Foundation, Karen worked as a researcher at both Kings College London and Yale University, using genetics as a tool to better understand psychiatric disorders and their treatment.
Karen studied Psychology and Physiology at Oxford University, with a MSc in Clinical Neuroscience from University College London and a PhD in Genetic Epidemiology from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at Kings College London.


Details of Karen's published work can be found on Google Scholar.

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