Karleen Giannitrapani PhD MPH, is a lecturer in the Division of Primary Care and Population Health at Stanford University. As an investigator at the Center for Innovation to Implementation (Ci2i) in the VA Palo Alto Health Care System she is a co-investigator on multiple ongoing studies representing over 25 Million dollars of VA funding. Since 2018, she is also the Associate Director of the VA Quality Improvement Resource Center (QuIRC) for Palliative care, one of three centers supporting Veterans Affairs Geriatrics and Extended Care nationally. Dr. Giannitrapani received her PhD in Health Policy and Management with a concentration in organizational behavior from the University of California, Los Angeles. She also has a Masters of Public Health with a concentration in community health sciences, Masters of Arts in African Studies, and a Bachelors of Arts in Anthropology. Dr. Giannitrapani's research focuses on improving the processes that interdisciplinary teams can leverage to improve pain and symptom management among high-risk high-need patients.
Associate Director, Quality Improvement Resource Center for Palliative Care (2018-Present)
Investigator, Center for Innovation to Implementation -Ci2i (2016-Present)
PhD, University of California Los Angeles, Health Policy and Management (2015)
MPH, University of California Los Angeles, Community Health Sciences (2010)
MA, University of California Los Angeles, African Studies (2010)
BA, Boston University, Anthropology and Religion (2006)