Current Role: Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, UNC- CH
Fellowship Tenure: July 2019 – July 2021
Academic Research Interests
- Utilization of holistic
- Integrative, multi-sector strategies to promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being for individuals and communities.
- Developing strategies to reduce the long-term health effects of psychological trauma, anxiety, and depression on women’s health and birth outcomes.
- Bio-psycho-social benefits of self-compassion, mindfulness, and other mind-body therapies as adjuncts to conventional treatment modalities.
Current Research Projects
- The development of culturally relevant interventions to reduce disparities in stress-related adverse outcomes during the perinatal period and provide a platform to guide successful models for women’s health care providers that incorporate stress management and improve wellness across the lifespan.
- Karen has a doctorate in nursing from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing and a master of science in nursing degree from Yale University.