Karen Shore, PhD
President and CEO
Center for Health Improvement
Karen Shore is president and CEO of the Center for Health Improvement (CHI) and has 20 years of experience in health policy and health services research. Among her projects at CHI, she leads the California Health Policy Forum, which provides an independent platform for education, idea sharing, and conversations among legislative and executive branch staff on health policy issues. She previously directed a project supporting 24 communities across the U.S. working to improve health care quality and manage costs.
Prior to joining CHI, Dr. Shore was a principal research scientist with the American Institutes for Research's Health Program, a consultant at Reden & Anders, a senior project manager at the Pacific Business Group on Health, and a health policy analyst for the Prospective Payment Assessment Commission in Washington, DC. Dr. Shore has a master's degree in health services administration from the University of Michigan and a PhD in health services and policy analysis from UC Berkeley.