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Karen Briggs
  • Department: Center for Outcomes-Based Orthopaedic Research

Karen Briggs,


Emeritus, Director of Hip Research

Karen has been with the Institute since 1993 and has served as Director of Clinical Research since 1994.  Karen grew up in Basalt, Colorado, and then received her degree from Colorado State University in Microbiology and Chemistry.  She then went to work at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center/University of Colorado Medical School in Denver.  Karen received her Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Colorado at Denver in 1992 and a Masters in Public Health from the University of Northern Colorado in 2003.  Karen began development of the Clinical Research Database in 1993.  She has co-authored over 130 publications and has presented research at the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine (AOSSM), the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), the European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery & Arthroscopy (ESSKA), and the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS).  Karen’s main focus is on hip and knee research.  In addition, she often speaks on the benefits of outcomes research.  Karen has been a co-author on numerous award-winning papers, including a Star Paper at the 2012 ESSKA and the Richard O’Connor Award at the 2012 Arthroscopy Association of North America Annual Meeting.   

Karen resides in Gypsum where her family includes husband, Daryn and dogs Taylor Maid and Bogie.

Karen Briggs CV

See a listing of my publications on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.

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