Karen W. Burkett, PhD, APRN, PPCNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Core Faculty, Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND)

Academic Affiliations

Assistant Professor, N/A

UC College of Nursing

Phone 513-636-4611

Fax 513-636-2837

Email karen.burkett@cchmc.org


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.

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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Burkett KW. Culture Care Meanings, Expressions and Cultural Lifeways of Urban African American Family Members Caring for their child with Autism.  Dissertation. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, 2013.

Morris EJ, Burkett KW. Mixed methodologies: A new research paradigm or enhanced quantitative paradigm. Online Journal of Cultural Competence in Nursing and Healthcare. 2011;1(1):27-36.

Long LE, Burkett KW, McGee S. Promotion of Safe Outcomes: Incorporating Evidence into Policies and Procedures. Nursing Clinics of North America. 2009 Mar;44(1):57-70.

Clark, E., Burkett KW, Stanko-Lopp D. Let Evidence Guide Every New Decision (LEGEND): An evidence evaluation system for point-of-care clinicians and guideline development teams. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. 2009;16(6):1054-1060.