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Karen Han

Program Associate for Medical Research

Karen Han is the program associate for the medical research program. Prior to joining the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, she was the program coordinator of scientific awards at the New York Academy of Sciences, where she supported the administration of various international awards recognizing early-career and senior scientists in fields covering medicine, biology, chemistry, and physical sciences.

Han holds a Bachelor of Science in materials science and engineering with a concentration in nanotechnology from Johns Hopkins University. Her previous research focused on sustainable engineering initiatives conducted in academic labs and at startups.