Andrew J. Karter, PhD, has been a Research Scientist at Kaiser Permanente Northern California’s Division of Research for almost 30 years, playing a leading role since 1994 in the design and maintenance of the Diabetes Registry, which includes data on more than 400,000 patients. He received his doctorate in 1993 in epidemiology with a special emphasis on epidemiologic methods and biostatistics, and was awarded Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude, and a Fulbright fellowship. Dr. Karter’s work spans both epidemiology and health services research in diabetes and its complications, with a current focus on the areas of diabetes care for older patients, hypoglycemia, continuous glucose monitoring, medication adherence, health disparities, health literacy and provider communication, language barriers to care, impact of health information technology, financial barriers and cost-sharing, and pharmacoepidemiology research.
- Research Scientist III, Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California
- Associate Director, Diabetes Research for Equity through Advanced Multilevel Science Center for Diabetes Translational Research (DREAMS-CDTR)
- Affiliate Professor, Department of Health Systems and Population Health, University of Washington
- Adjunct Professor, Dept. of General Internal Med., University of California, San Francisco