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Introducing Dr. Karen Garman as the new Program Lead for the Master of Healthcare Administration

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Karen Garman has recently joined SHHS and the Department of Community Health as the full time Program Lead for the Master of Healthcare Administration degree program.

Dr. Garman earned BS in Business Administration and Communication Arts from LaSalle University, an M.Ed. in Instructional Design and Media from Temple University, an MA in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and a EdD from the University of Southern California in Adult Higher and Professional Education. She has 24 years of experience in various positions within higher education, including both faculty and administrative positions. Most recently Dr. Garman was President of Healthcare Education, Leadership and Performance, Inc., (San Diego, CA). Previously she served as Associate Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine, University of California San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine for 15 years; Co-Director, UCSD School of Medicine Center for Applied Research in Education (CARE) (4 years); Assistant Dean for Curriculum at UCSD School of Medicine for six years; Director of the UCSD Center for Leadership in Academic Medicine for three years; Assistant Professor, School of Education and School of Medicine, University of Southern California; Research Associate, Department of Medical Education, University of Southern California School of Medicine for four years; and Director of Educational Resources for the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – School of Osteopathic Medicine for five years. In addition to her university experience, Dr. Garman served as Managing Director, Learning and Development, Kaiser Permanente, California Division. Her scholarship includes 114 professional presentations at peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed meetings, over $4M in grant funding as a principal or co-investigator, 14 peer-reviewed publications, and 15 peer-reviewed abstracts. In addition, she has consulted with numerous healthcare organizations on various projects and is a member of several professional organizations.


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