Karen Clark was born in the USA and earned her Ph.D. in nursing leadership/administration from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va, USA in 2005. She earned her M.S. and B.S. degrees from George Mason University and Associate's Degree from Montgomery College, Takoma Park, Md, USA. Dr. Clark works with nursing undergraduate and graduate students and collaborates in inteprofessional/interdisciplinary course development for nursing and nonnursing disciplines. Areas of teaching include informatics, professionalism, advanced practice, research, systems, and concepts in delivery of critical care in multiple environments. On occasions, Dr. Clark works in staffing in an emergency care setting. She has managed in the critical care areas and emergency department environments, implemented gap analysis for magnet readiness/documentation development, and worked with hospital wide data repository systems. Current research interests involve access, quality, and cost of care with remote data collection to investigate issues impacting patient flow from the emergency department to inpatient intensive care on outcomes of hospitalization using the electronic medical record. She has developed research tools, implemented survey research, and published findings in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Clark has reviewed chapters in texts, abstracts for research conferences, and articles submitted for publication. Presentations include speaking to nursing leaders in Barbados and presenting for Sigma Theta Tau International 17th International Nursing Research Congress focusing on evidence-based practice and University of Maryland Summer Institute in Nursing Informatics, most recently summer of 2010.
Biography Updated on 10 November 2010