Karen Freund, MD


Professor of Medicine



AB, Psychology & Social Relations, Harvard-Racliffe College
MPH, Boston University
MD, Stanford University School of Medicine



Campus: Boston
Office: 35 Kneeland, 11th Floor

Contact Information

Office Phone: 617-636-5065
E-mail   Send an e-mail


Graduate Programs

Clinical & Translational Science


Research Synopsis

Our research is focused on health services and addressing disparities in health care, particularly for women and racial and ethnic minority groups. Our recent research includes examining the impact of insurance reform and insurance instability on health disparities in multiple populations. We are also part of a multi-site cohort study investigating factors related to cancer incidence among underserved populations. Additionally, we have conducted a longitudinal study to understand the factors associated with promoting and achieving diversity in biomedical careers, such as recruitment, promotion and retention of women and minority faculty as well as interventions to address these issues.


Research Group Members

Elena Byhoff, Assistant Professor  Send an e-mail
Grace Yoon, Research Assistant  Send an e-mail

Apply to the Sackler School


The priority application deadlines are as follows:

December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs

February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development