M. Karns

Elizabeth Karns
people / faculty

M. Karns

Senior Lecturer
Social Statistics


Liz Karns is an epidemiologist and lawyer. Her research interests involve worker health and safety, ethical responsibilities in the conduct data analysis, and the economic consequences of sexual assault and harassment. Her practice has ranged from individual juvenile clients large multi-national corporations. She is interested in fostering an intellectual environment for students that integrates science, law, and societal needs.

Teaching Statement

Connect theory and methods to real world problems.

Research Statement

Economic consequences of sexual assault and misconduct. Evaluation of evidence from public databases, legal opinions, and individual cases.

Professional Activities

  • Ethics of Data Analysis. Presented to Translational Research Center. Brofenbrenner Center. 2015.
  • Statistical Evidence in Employment Discrimination. Presented to ILR Labor and Employment Law Extension. ILR NYC. 2010.

Honors and Awards

  • Robert N. Stern Mentoring Award 2012, ILR.