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Andrew J. Karter, PhD, MS

Affiliate Professor, Epidemiology (primary department)
Affiliate Professor, Health Services

Senior Investigator, Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California

Contact Information
Kaiser Permanente
Division of Research
2000 Broadway
Oakland,, CA 98110
Tel: 206-855-9551
Fax: 206-855-9550

Research Interests
Andrew Karter, PhD has been a research scientist at the Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California (KPNC), since 1994. He received his doctorate in 1993 in epidemiology with a special emphasis on epidemiologic methods and biostatistics. Dr. Karter plays the lead role in coordinating the KPNC Diabetes Registry (n~230,000 patients) and conducts primarily epidemiologic and health services research in the area of diabetes and its complications. His specific foci include race/ethnic and socioeconomic health disparities, consequences of cost-sharing, cultural, and linguistic barriers to health care access, medication adherence and diabetes self-management practices, depression in diabetes, and observational evaluation of the effectiveness and side effects of pharmacotherapy. Dr. Karter's is currently the PI for NIDDK-funded study (DISTANCE) of socioeconomic disparities in diabetes and 4 ancillary studies (Diabetes & Aging Study; a study of social disparities in medication adherence; a study of language barriers in diabetes; and a study of neighborhood-level effects on diabetes outcomes). He is also the PI for a CDC funded study (TRIAD Legacy), the Associate Director for the NIDDK P30 Center for Diabetes Translation Research evaluating the quality of care for diabetes across the U.S., and a coinvestigator on another NIDDK funded study (AIM), randomized trial of clinical pharmacist intervention for inadequate adherence and therapy intensification. He is also a faculty member of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Health and Society Scholars Program; and an Affiliate Professor, Dept. of Epidemiology, School of Public Health & Community Health, University of Washington. He also serves on the executive committee for the International SMBG Research Group, and as a consultant for the International advisory panel for the Alliance for Canadian Health Outcomes Research in Diabetes (ACHORD).

PhD, Epidemiology, University of California (Davis) 1993
MS, Ecology, University of California (Davis) 1989

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