Karen is a senior study director within the Center for Survey Research where she leads research projects under the Precision Health Initiative, part of IU’s Grand Challenges. Ms. Tucker has a M.A. in philosophy and is certified as a project management professional through the Project Management Institute (PMI). She routinely directs large, complex field and telephone survey efforts on the health status of diverse populations. Many of these studies have required multi-mode data collection procedures in multiple languages. She has nearly 30 years of project management experience, both qualitative and quantitative and over 20 years of personnel management including with teams working remotely across the US. Currently, Ms. Tucker serves as study director for the field component of the Precision Medicine to Population Health (P2P) research study.
Karen loves exploring the backcountry of our National Parks despite having been bluff charged by a bear in Sequoia, in a rock slide and then evacuated from Yosemite, rescued by the coast guard from Channel Islands, and paid $2 to float across the Rio Grande into Mexico from Big Bend. When she isn’t travelling, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, gardening and playing with her two Labrador retrievers.