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Historical Document:
June 5, 2007
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Office of Minority Health & Health Disparities (OMHD)

About Dr. Bouye

OMHD Congratulates Dr. Karen Bouye on Receiving her Ph.D.

Karen Bouye recieving her PhD
Karen Bouye, MPH, MS, PhD
Senior Advisor for Research
Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities (OMHD)

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Dr. Karen E. Bouye is a pioneer in the Office of Minority Health & Health Disparities; she  has worked in the office continually since its inception.  Starting her career at the CDC as a Staff Specialist for the Office of Minority Health, she has worked in numerous positions in administration, management and programs as the office has grown.  After working with cooperative agreements for a number of years, she decided that her goal was to become a researcher working in the area of “Health Disparities.”  She is currently the Senior Advisor for Research at OMHD, with a PhD from Ohio State University.
Dr. Bouye received her bachelor's degree from Tennessee State University, in Nashville, TN.  She received her Master's in Public Health from Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health.  Dr. Bouye received her Master's of Science from Ohio State University.  In June 2005 she received her Doctorate of Philosophy in Public Health at Ohio State University.
Dr. Bouye is an advocate for eliminating health disparities among racial/ethnic populations.  She provides scientific advice and consultation for critical minority health research issues; serves as a principal advisor on the planning, development, coordination, and implementation of minority health programs, policies, and initiatives implemented nationally and she partners with others throughout CDC to conduct research.


Dr. Bouye is a member of the Caucus of Black Alumni at Emory University, the American Public Health Association, the American Statistical Association, and the CDC Behavioral and Social Science Working Group.


   Dr. Bouye's accomplishments & awards include the following:  
  Special Act or Service Award, 1994  
  Special Service Award  
  Superior Work Performance, 1989  
  Fellow, PEW Foundation, 1987  

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