Karen Conner, MPH, joined UW-CTRI in December 2020 to manage the CEC-UW project. She provides support and assistance with planning and coordinating project deliverables and objectives.
Conner has spent her entire career working to reduce tobacco use among populations most negatively impacted by the use of commercial tobacco. She spent the first eight years of her career in Alaska working with state and tribal health organizations to develop and implement systems to better address tobacco use. Since then, she has worked for a local health department in Minnesota and for the State of Wisconsin Tobacco Prevention and Control Program, where she provided training and technical assistance to communities to improve health outcomes and reduce tobacco-related disparities.
Conner is originally from Iowa. She has a bachelor’s degree in biomedical science and chemistry and a master’s degree in public health.