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Karen Davis, Information Specialist

Karen Davis Karen Davis has been an Information Specialist for the Rural Health Information Hub since 2019.

In this role, Karen writes and maintains topic guides, adds new resources to the RHIhub website, and provides customized assistance through our Resource and Referral Service. This position allows Karen to utilize her extensive background in health policy and previous work experience advocating for underserved populations. Karen's focuses are on rural health policy; healthcare facilities, quality, and information technology; and issues around aging and independent living.

Before relocating to North Dakota, Karen served as the manager of policy analysis at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), where she led the development and dissemination of a variety of informational resources for NHPCO and its advocacy affiliate, the Hospice Action Network. Additionally, she coordinated the logistics for congressional briefings and led the planning of advocacy events for the hospice community. Prior to RHIhub, Karen also worked with the University of North Dakota TRIO Programs, a set of federally-funded programs that help students from disadvantaged backgrounds graduate with a college degree.

Karen received her bachelor's degree in political science from Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania and her master's degree in security policy studies from George Washington University in Washington D.C. She is also currently working towards a Master of Public Health at the University of North Dakota.

Contact Karen at 701.777.6025 or by email at karen@ruralhealthinfo.org.