Dr. Karen Hacker, M.D., MPH , is the Executive Director of the Institute for Community Health (ICH), a community research organization dedicated to CBPR (Community Based Participatory Research). She is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School (HMS) and the Senior Medical Director for Public and Community Health at Cambridge Health Alliance. She received her B.A. from Yale University, her M.D. from Northwestern University, her fellowship in Adolescent Medicine from Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, and her M.P.H. from Boston University. She has more than 20 years experience working with diverse populations as a public health leader, primary care physician, and CBPR researcher. Throughout her career, she has worked with community partners to catalyze change in both practice and research environments. She served as interim Chief Public Officer for the City of Cambridge and as the Division Director for Child and Adolescent Health at the Boston Public Health Commission before coming to the Institute.