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Karen Grace: Doctoral Nursing Students

Karen Trister Grace, MSN, CNM

PhD Candidate
Karen Grace
Advisor(s): Nancy E. Glass, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN
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Karen Trister Grace earned a BA in sociology from Barnard College and a BSN and MSN from the University of Pennsylvania. She has been a practicing midwife since 2000 and a midwifery educator since 2008. She is an adjunct instructor at Georgetown University, School of Nursing & Health Studies, and is in clinical practice at Mary's Center in Maryland and Washington, DC. Her research interests include reproductive coercion and autonomy, unintended pregnancy, gender-based violence, and health disparities.

Dissertation Focus

Exploring correlates of reproductive coercion in low-income Latina women.

Major Achievement(s)

  • 2017 Dissertation Research Grant Award, Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science(CANS)/Southern Nursing Research Society(SNRS)
  • 2017 Anne Zimmerman, RN, FAAN Nursing Research Grant, American Nurses Foundation
  • 2017 Dorothy A. Cornelius Nursing Research Grant, American Nurses Foundation
  • 2017 NLN Foundation Scholarship Award, National League for Nursing
  • 2017  Belfer-Aptman Scholars Award for Dissertation Research, The Melissa Institute For Violence Prevention and Treatment
  • 2017 Graduate Education Fellowship Award, American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) Foundation
  • 2016-17 Johns Hopkins University Graduate Assistantship
  • 2016 Cynthia Davis Sculco Scholarship for Doctoral Study in Nursing Education, Nurses Educational Funds, Inc.
  • 2015-16 Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, Pre-doctoral Traineeship
  • 2014-15 Interdisciplinary Research Training  on Violence in the Family, Pre-doctoral Traineeship
  • 1999 Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing inductee