Karin Rhodes, MD, MS  


Karin Rhodes MD, MS (Health Studies) is an Assistant Professor and Director of Health Care Policy Research in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on use of the acute health care setting for screening and intervention with intimate partner violence and other major psychosocial health risks. Dr Rhodes has received federal funding to evaluate the impact of computer screening on doctor-patient communication. She is the recipient of a NIMH-funded career development award to evaluate the psychological profiles and design interventions for self-identified perpetrators of family violence. She is also involved in a number of studies investigating the quality of emergency services, access to follow up care and the intersection between acute care and mental health, social services, and criminal justice systems.

University of Pennsylvania

School of Social Policy and Practice

3815 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone: 215-421-1036 E-Mail:


1974-76 A.S. University of Albuquerque (Nursing)
1976-78 B.S. University of Illinois (Biology)
1979-83 M.D. University of Illinois, Chicago (Medicine)
1999-02 M.S. University of Chicago (Health Studies)