Karen Vanderzanden

Research Specialist

  • Friday, November 17, 2017
  • Welcome

Karen Vanderzanden is a new research specialist at the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the University of North Dakota SMHS in Grand Forks. In this role, Karen coordinates and facilitates data collection and data analysis, prepares written reports of data findings, collaborates with statewide partners, and disseminates information to rural health stakeholders. Projects she is working on include Behavioral Health Workforce Development and Evaluation of the North Dakota State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis. Her supervisor is Mandi Peterson. Originally from Maplewood, Minn., Karen earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Creighton University and Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Experimental Psychology from UND. Prior to her current position, Karen was a graduate research assistant at the CRH and a graduate teaching assistant for the Psychology Department at UND. She also is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society.