Karen Hudson, PhD, MSW, LSW Karen Hudson, PhD, MSW, LSW, is community relations advisor for Government Affairs, Community Relations & Advocacy and leader of the Homeless Health Initiative at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Phone: 267-426-6904 Background Karen M. Hudson, PhD, MSW, LSW, is a community relations advisor with the Community Relations team, and program leader of the Homeless Health Initiative (HHI), a volunteer health outreach program that provides free health care, dental screenings and health education to children and families in homeless shelters. She has been with HHI since 2001 and serves as the bridge between Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the community for both families and healthcare volunteers. Ms. Hudson received a BA in sociology from Boston University in Boston, MA, an MSW from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work in Philadelphia, PA, and a PhD in Public Health from Walden University in Minneapolis, MN. As a pediatric social worker, Ms. Hudson has more than 30 years of experience in working with families in the hospital and in the community. A doctoral student in Public Health, she also serves as a faculty member of the CHOP Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program, and as an adjunct professor of social work at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice. Ms. Hudson's presentations and publications focus on homelessness, health disparities, inclusion and cultural diversity. She is an alumni from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia's INSIGHTS Forum minority leadership training program, a nominee for the Robert Wood Johnson Community Health Leaders Award, and a recipient of the 2009 University of Pennsylvania Women of Color Faculty Award and the 2010 National Health Care for the Homeless Local Hero Award. Education and Training Board CertificationLicensed Social Worker (LSW)Licensed Social Worker, MSWUndergraduate DegreeBA in Sociology - Boston University, Boston, MA Graduate DegreePhD in Public Health - Walden University, Minneapolis, MN MSW - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA Titles and Academic Titles Community Relations AdvisorProgram Leader, Homeless Health Initiative Departments and Services Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Fellowship Program Community RelationsHomeless Health Initiative Patient Experience Ratings About the Patient Experience Rating System The Patient Experience Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown above from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. We are committed to true transparency. However, to ensure the comments are fair and correctly attributed, we review each one before posting to the website. We exclude entire comments that disclose patient's protected health information, are off-topic, or include other confidential or inappropriate content. Comments will appear on provider bios only if providers have a minimum number of comments. Comments are shared internally for education purposes to ensure that we are doing our very best for the patients and families for whom we are privileged to care. The comments are submitted by patients and families and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not reflect the views of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.