Karen W. Burkett, PhD, APRN, PPCNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Core Faculty, Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND)

Assistant Professor

UC College of Nursing

Phone: 513-636-4611

Fax: 513-636-2837


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Neurodevelopmental disorders


Autism spectrum disorders; health care disparities in developmental disabilities


Karen W. Burkett, PhD, APRN, PPCNP, was a pediatric nurse practitioner in pediatric neurosurgery at Cincinnati Children's for 16 years before taking the role of evidence-based practice mentor in the Center for Professional Excellence-Research/EBP for two years. She is currently in the role of developmental nurse practitioner in the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and has completed her dissertation research on the cultural care of urban African American families caring for their child with autism.

Education and Training

BSN: College of Mount Saint Joseph, Cincinnati, OH, 1977.

MS/PNP: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1982.

PhD: Nursing Research, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2013.


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