A physician assistant by training, Ms. Kuhn currently serves as the Director of Clinical Trials and Quality at the Carolinas Medical Center Department of Family Medicine at Carolinas HealthCare System in Charlotte, NC. Her research interests include prevention, chronic disease management, outcomes improvement and using participatory methods including shared decision making (SDM). Ms. Kuhn's current research focuses on improving asthma outcomes through SDM.
As the lead health coach for the Asthma Comparative Effectiveness (ACE) Study, she has trained physicians, residents, pharmacists, nurses, and patient educators in SDM. Ms. Kuhn provided clinical oversight and served as a core member of the development teams for both the online and electronic medical record based asthma action plan toolkits developed as part of the ACE Study. She is passionate about improving access to primary care for underserved populations in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area and volunteers at a local free clinic regularly. Ms. Kuhn also serves as a Charlotte AHEC Asthma Education Institute presenter.