Karen Kuntz

Professor
Minnesota School of Public Health
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Karen Kuntz, Sc.D., is a professor at the Minnesota School of Public Health and a health decision scientist with experience in the methods and applications of using simulation modeling to evaluate clinical and public health strategies. She is the principal investigator of one of the Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network (CISNET) grants funded by the National Cancer Institute to evaluate the national trends in colorectal cancer incidence and mortality. She is also principal investigator of a grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to examine the effects of disparities in screening, follow-up, and treatment on cancer-related outcomes. In addition to specific applications, she has become one of the leading authorities on describing errors and biases that can occur in disease modeling. She has served as the President of the Society for Medical Decision Making.