Karen R. Albright

Cohort 11 — Berkeley/UCSF Alumni List
Assistant Professor, Department of Community & Behavioral Health, Colorado School of Public Health
Director of Qualitative Research Colorado Health Outcomes Program and Children’s Outcomes Research Program, School of Medicine
University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO

Dr. Albright is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community & Behavioral Health at the Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus. She is also the Director of the Qualitative Research Cores within the University of Colorado School of Medicine, the Children’s Hospital Research Institute, and the Center for Research in Implementation Science and Prevention. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from New York University. Dr. Albright’s research interests focus on health behaviors among socioeconomically disadvantaged populations, the barriers to their care, and potential solutions for improving care (e.g., collaborations between public health entities and private practices). In recent years, she has become particularly interested in how distrust of pharmaceutical medicine and the U.S. health care system affects health behaviors and outcomes. Dr. Albright’s research has been published in a wide variety of social scientific and medical journals, including American Journal of Public Health, Academic Pediatrics, Sociological Forum, and American Behavioral Scientist.  Her research has been funded by, among others, the National Institutes of Health, the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, and the National Science Foundation.  She is the Vice-President Elect of the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology. 

Discipline: Sociology