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Maren Karine Olsen

Professor of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics
Biostatistics & Bioinformatics, Division of Biostatistics
Duke Box 3827, Durham, NC 27710
11033 Hock Bldg, 2424 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC 27705

Selected Grants


Racial disparities in shared decision making for patients with acute respiratory failure

ResearchAdvisor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2022 - 2027

(2/2) Log2Lose: Incenting Weight Loss and Dietary Self-Monitoring in Real Time to Improve Weight Management

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2020 - 2025

Reducing Disparities in the Quality of Palliative Care for Older African Americans Through Improved Advance Care Planning

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute · 2017 - 2025

Diversifying and Strengthening Dementia Palliative Care Clinical Trials

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by Massachusetts General Hospital · 2022 - 2025

Racial disparities in shared decision making for patients with acute respiratory failure

ResearchAdvisor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2022 - 2027

(2/2) Log2Lose: Incenting Weight Loss and Dietary Self-Monitoring in Real Time to Improve Weight Management

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2020 - 2025

Reducing Disparities in the Quality of Palliative Care for Older African Americans Through Improved Advance Care Planning

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute · 2017 - 2025

Diversifying and Strengthening Dementia Palliative Care Clinical Trials

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by Massachusetts General Hospital · 2022 - 2025

Pain Management Decision Making in Advanced Kidney Disease

ResearchSignificant Contributor · Awarded by Regents of the University of Michigan · 2023 - 2024

PCplanner: Operationalizing needs-focused palliative care for older adults in ICUs

ResearchBiostatistician · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2019 - 2024

Optimizing a self-directed mobile mindfulness intervention for improving cardiorespiratory failure survivors' psychological distress

Clinical TrialBiostatistician Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2018 - 2023

Long-term Mental Health Outcomes of Bariatric Surgery

ResearchStatistician · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2016 - 2022

IPA- Linda Sanders

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center · 2020 - 2022

Optimizing a self-directed mobile copying skills training intervention for improving cardiorespiratory failure survivors

Clinical TrialBiostatistician · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2019 - 2021

Needs and triggers: improving intensive care unit-based palliative care delivery

ResearchBiostatistician · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2018 - 2021

IPA for Linda Sanders

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center · 2016 - 2019

Improving decision making for patients with prolonged mechanical ventilation

ResearchStatistician · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2012 - 2018

Yoga-based Symptom Management for Metastatic Breast Cancer

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2013 - 2018

Matching Methods for Comparative Effectiveness Studies of Longitudinal Treatments

ResearchCollaborator · Awarded by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality · 2015 - 2017

Mobile Mindfulness to Improve Psychological Distress after Critical Illness

Clinical TrialCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2015 - 2017

Communication in Oncologist Patient Encounters: A Patient Intervention

ResearchBiostatistician Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2009 - 2016

Measuring/Improving Quality of Life in Acute Lung Injury

ResearchAdvisor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2005 - 2010

Trajectories of Serious Illness: Patients and Caregivers

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2003 - 2010

Take Control of Your Blood Pressure (TCYB) Study

ResearchBiostatistician · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2003 - 2010

Classifying Psychiatric, Medical, and Primary Insomnias

ResearchStatistician · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2003 - 2009

Enhancing patient-oncologist communication

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2003 - 2009

External Relationships


  • National Palliative Care Research Center
  • UC Denver

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