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Dr. Karen Pellegrin

Karen Pellegrin, PhD, MBA

Board Member

Dr. Pellegrin has over 25 years of leadership experience in healthcare quality, strategy, research, and education. She joined the University of Hawai’i at Hilo’s Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy in 2008 as Director of Continuing Education and Strategic Planning. In 2010, she was named Founding Director of the Center for Rural Health Science at UH Hilo. Karen began her career at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), where she served as a member of the MUSC Medical Center management team and junior faculty member. Dr. Pellegrin has her MBA degree from The Citadel, PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of South Florida, and did a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Quality Management & Health Psychology at the Medical University of South Carolina. In 2006, she and her husband moved from Charleston, South Carolina to East Hawai’i.