Fulbright-Edinburgh Napier University Scholar Award (Nursing)
Karen is Co-Director of the Elaine Marieb Center for Nursing and Engineering Innovation, and Professor, Institute for Applied Life Sciences and the College of Nursing, University of Massachusetts Amherst. Karen is also a nurse scientist at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield MA. With a clinical background in critical care, a passion for research at the point-of-care, and 25+ years of global experience in the medical product development, Karen’s focus is to improve the delivery of care for nurses, and the experience of care for patients and family. Her expertise includes human-centered design and clinical outcomes research. In addition, her own interdisciplinary program of research is focused in two main areas: non-ventilator hospital-acquired pneumonia and IV infusion safety using IV Smart Pumps.
Karen is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, holds a BSN and PhD (Boston College), an MBA (Babson College) and completed a postdoctoral research fellowship (Yale University).