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Karen L. Pellegrin University of Hawai'i at Hilo, USA

Karen L. Pellegrin is Director of Continuing Education and Strategic Planning, Founding Director of the Center for Rural Health Science, and senior faculty at the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Prior to joining the college in 2008, she served for more than seven years as an executive for Compass Point Research, a corporation with three subsidiaries providing clinical trials management, ethics review services, and supporting technology throughout the United States. There, she served as Vice President for Quality Management and Strategic Planning, Chief Compliance Officer, and then President. She began her career at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), where she completed her predoctoral internship and a postdoctoral fellowship in health psychology and quality management and served as a member of the MUSC Medical Center management team and junior faculty member. She received her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of South Florida and her MBA from the Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina.