Karen Johnson, PhD
Vice President, Enterprise Data & Analytics, Blue Cross Blue Shield of KC
Karen Johnson is the Vice President of Enterprise Data & Analytics at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC). Karen is responsible for building and implementing an enterprise data management and analytic strategy that delivers meaningful insights and drives business value. Karen brings experience that spans health strategy, data management, and research methods.
Karen has experience in a variety of roles throughout the health insurance and health care industries for more than 30 years. She is passionate about improving healthcare and believes collaboration at the community level is central to changing healthcare for the better.
Karen completed her PhD in Health Policy and Management at The University of Kansas School of Medicine. She received a Master of Health Services Administration degree from Arizona State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Hanover College.