Dr Karen Bartholomew is a New Zealand Public Health Physician clinician researcher working as the Director of Health Outcomes across Auckland and Waitematā District Health Boards (DHBs). She leads a team of public health and health intelligence specialists and also provides clinical advice in the portfolio areas of Māori Health, women’s health and cancer. She is involved in a number of quantitative and qualitative research projects, focusing on translational/implementation research in the areas of screening and health inequities. Karen has led human papilloma virus (HPV) self-testing studies, abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening research and is the DHB lead investigator for the Māori-led Lung Cancer Screening research programme Te Oranga Pūkahukahu. Karen has a Microbiology degree from Massey University, is a medical doctor (University of Auckland) and has a Masters of Public Health (University of Auckland). She also has a strong interest in public health and research ethics, and is a current member of the Health and Disability Ethics Committee (HDEC) and the National Screening Advisory Committee (NSAC).