Faculty Profile

Dr. Karen A. Becker, M.D.

Karen A. Becker, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Social Medicine

Professional Interests


Medical School: School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen's University
Residency: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA


Nutrition, the microbiome, influence of industry on evidence, patient-centered EBM, medical decision making


Evidence-based medicine, information mastery

Active Projects

Preparing grand rounds on statin guidelines and presentations on evidence and industry and patient-centered EBM for STFM


Information Mastery for Social Medicine, half-day seminars on:

    • Introduction to EBM & Course Overview; Medical Information Strategies
    • Observational Studies: Case series, Ecological, Cross-sectional, Case-Control, Cohort
    • Clinical Questions
    • Introduction to Biostatistics
    • Clinical Trials Part 1
    • Systematic & other Reviews
    • Guidelines
    • Presentation of SMP Literature Searches
    • Evidence and Industry: deciding what to believe
    • Patient-Centered EBM
    • Hunting and Foraging

Grand Rounds:

    1. Vitamin D: Just another supplement fad, or a key to reducing health disparities
    2. Tuesday morning teaching seminars:
      • Constipation
      • Anemia
      • Drug treatment of Type 2diabetes
      • Vitamin D update

Other teaching presentations:

    • Neonatal hyperbilirubinemia
    • Pharmacotherapy of depression

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