Biography

Dr. Karethy Edwards’ clinical practice, teaching, service, and research have been directed towards decreasing health disparities and promoting health equity for culturally and ethnically diverse populations particularly African American and Native American Indians. Dr. Edwards is the recipient of two fellowships, the Cultural Competency Leadership Fellowship sponsored by the Health Research & Educational Trust of the American Hospital and the Regents Inter-professional fellowship sponsored by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Her previous practice includes surgical intensive care, substance abuse inpatient treatment for American veterans, high-risk obstetrical care, community health, school health, and primary care for underserved populations.

Teaching

Teaching & Research

  • NGR 6812 Nursing Research Evidence Based Practice
  • NUR 4638 Nursing Situations in the Community

 

 

Grants Awarded

  • Health Resources Service Administration, LAL CS41899; Look-Alike Designation (NLD) for Federally Qualified Health Center 2021-2024 Look-Alike; Role: Project Director & CEO, K. Edwards
  • Health Resources Service Administration ,  E01HP28819; Nursing Faculty Loan Repayment Program. 2021-2022 Goal: Supporting doctoral students for careers as nurse educators and scientists. Funded $89,000 Role: PI & Project Director
  • Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention in Primary Care Training Program  entitled Caring-based Academic Partnerships in Excellence: RNs in Primary Care   (CAPE-RNs)(2020-2022)  funded for $2.8 million, Health Resources Service Administration. Edwards, K. Role:  PI
  • Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention   entitled  Caring-based Academic Partnerships in Excellence: Veteran RNs,  Health Resources Service Administration  (CAPE-V) (2020-2022) funded for $1.5 million,  King, B. PI, Edwards, K., Role: Key Personnel & Co-Investigator
  • Health Resources Service Administration , E01HP28819; Nursing Faculty Loan Repayment Program. 2020-2021 Goal: Supporting doctoral students for careers as nurse educators and scientists. Funded $100,000 Role: PI & Project Director
  • Health Resources Service Administration  E01HP28819; Nursing Faculty Loan Repayment Program. 2019-2020 Goal: Supporting doctoral students for careers as nurse educators and scientists. Funded $151,000 Role: PI & Project Director
  • Nurse Education Practice Quality Retention Registered Nurse in Primary Care COVID (COVID-19) (2020-2021)  funded for $78,000   Health Resources Service Administration  Edwards, K. Role: PI
  • Caring-Based Academic Program in Excellence (CAPE): Creating a Part-Time Pre-Licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Path for Working Professionals With a Degree in Another Discipline (2019-2022)  funded for $300,000 Florida Blue. Edwards, K. Role: PI
  • Health Resources Service Administration ,  E01HP28819; Nursing Faculty Loan Repayment Program. 2018-2019 Goal: Supporting doctoral students for careers as nurse educators and scientists. Funded $151,000 Role: PI & Project Director
  • Quantum, NRS178; Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Program. 2017-2019 Goal: Educate a practice ready Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner workforce with knowledge and skills to provide high quality mental health services to underserved populations in Palm Beach County. Funded $199,000. Role: Project Director
  • National Institutes of Health/ National Institute of Drug Abuse, DA035143-01; Intertribal Talking Circle for the Prevention of Substance Abuse in Native Youth,( 2014-2017)  funded for $2.9  John Lowe, PI., 
  • Health Resources Service Administration ,  A10HP25114 Advanced Education Nursing Competing Continuation Grant 2012-2016 Serving the Aging, Diverse and Underserved Population of South Florida through Traineeship Support or Graduate Nursing Education. Goal: Funded: $1,334,288. Role: PI & Project Director
  • Health Resources Service Administration ,  E01HP27031, Nursing Faculty Loan Repayment Program. 2014-2015 Goal: Supporting doctoral students for careers as nurse educators and scientists. Funded $133,000 Role: PI & Project Director
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. 2013-2015 Mentoring Pathways to Academic and Leadership Success (PALS) Goal: Provide mentoring and leadership to underrepresented minorities in nursing. Funded $55,000 Role: PI & Project Director
  • Health Resources Service Administration ,  E01HP28819; Nursing Faculty Loan Repayment Program. 2018-2019 Goal: Supporting doctoral students for careers as nurse educators and scientists. Funded $151,000 Role: PI & Project Director
  • Quantum, NRS178; Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Program. 2017-2019 Goal: Educate a practice-ready Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner workforce with knowledge and skills to provide high-quality mental health services to underserved populations in Palm Beach County. Funded $199,000. Role: Project Director
  • NIH/National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities, P20MD000528, ( 2008-2011), (N. Henderson, PI), American Indian Diabetes Prevention Center Grant; Training American Indian/Alaska Native Nurses as Researchers & Conducting Nursing Research Core; (B. Patchell & K. Edwards; co-core directors). The goal of this Core was aimed at training American Indian/Alaska Native nurses to conduct studies related to the prevention of diabetes-related complications among Native Americans.
    Role: Co-Core Director
  • Rose State College Research & Development Grant, (2007-2008).
    Assessment of Diversity: Rose State College. The goal was to design and test an instrument to measure beliefs about diversity and inclusiveness in students, staff and faculty. Role: PI and Project Director
  • National Institutes of Health National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities Loan Repayment Program for Clinical Researchers, (V. Johnson, PI), (8/2007 – 8/2009),
    Facilitating Participation of African Americans and Native Americans in Genomics-Related Research. Goal: To identify facilitators to participation in genomic research among African Americans & Native Americans and provide research mentoring. Role: Co-PI & Population Mentor
  • Southern Nursing Research Society, (2007-2008)
    Participation of Native Americans in Genetic and Genomic Research.
    Goal: To identify facilitators to participation in genomic research among Native Americans.
    Role: Co-PI and Mentor
  • American Nurses Foundation, (2007-2008)
    Participation of African Americans and Native Americans in Genetic and Genomic Research.
    Goal: To compare facilitators and barriers to participation in genomic and genetic research among African Americans & Native Americans
    Role: Co-PI & Mentor
  • DHHS/Indian Health Service #U269400010-01 and NIH/National Center for Research Resources, General Clinical Research Center Grant M01 RR -14467, (Dallas-Lamphley, PI), (2002-2005, 2006-2007). Barriers to Native American Participation in Research. Role: Consultant
  • The Center for Nursing Research, University of Oklahoma College of Nursing, 1999-2001
    Culture-Specific Diabetes Care in American Indians. Goal: To examine culture-specific strategies for diabetes management among a rural population of American Indians. Role: PI
  • NIH/National Center for Nursing Research, NR02618, (1991-1995)
    Diabetes Representations and Signs of Mvskoke Indians. Role: Co-Investigator
  • Oklahoma Regents Research and Creativity Award for Women and Minority Junior Faculty, 1989-1990, Expressions of Low-Income African-American Women's Health Practices.
    Goal: To explore health practices of African American women living in public housing.
    Role: PI

Recent Publications

Selected Peer-reviewed Publications

Nguyen, A., & Edwards, K. (2014). Barriers and facilitators of diabetes self-management: A Qualitative study among Vietnamese Americans. Online Journal of Cultural Competence in Nursing and Healthcare, 4(2), 5-16. doi:10.9730/ojccnh.org/v4n2a.

Patchell, B. & Edwards, K. (2014). The role of traditional foods in diabetes prevention and management among Native Americans. Current Nutrition Reports, 3(4), 340-344.

Carter-Parker, K., Edwards, K., & McCleary-Jones, V. (2012). Correlates of physical activity and the theory of planned behavior between African American women who are physically and those who are not. ABNF Journal, 23 (3), 51-58.

Johnson, V., Edwards, K., Sherman, S. L., Stephens, L. D., Williams, W., Adair, A. & Deer, M.H. (Fall, 2009). Decisions to participate in genomics-related research: Native American and African American voices, Journal of Cultural Diversity, 16(3), 127-35.

Edwards, K., & Patchell, B. (2009). State of the Science: A cultural view of Native Americans and diabetes prevention. Journal of Cultural Diversity, 15(1), 32-35.

Edwards, K., Radcliffe, S., Patchell, B., Broussard, K., Wood, E. & Ogans, J. (2009). Outcomes: The recruitment enhancement cultural affirmation project. Journal of Cultural Diversity, 16, (2), 64-68.

Lampley-Dallas V., Edwards, K., Stephens L., Aston C., & Joines, A. (2008). Native Americans' views on research participation. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 56, S126.

Lampley-Dallas, V. T.; Edwards, K., Davis, B. Stephens, L., Cooper, T., & Grim, I. (2005). Recruiting Native Americans for research studies: What are their concerns? Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 55(4), Supplement S1-S244, S149-150.

Edwards, K., Pryor, S., Campbell, J., Jacobson, S.F., & Booton-Hiser. (2000) Calorie use and obesity among diabetic and non-diabetic Mvskoke Indians. Journal of Cultural Diversity, 7(2), 36-40.

Jacobson, S.F., Booton-Hiser, D., Moore, J., Edwards, K., Pryor, S., & Campbell, J. (1998). Diabetes research in an American Indian community. Image: Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 30(2), 161-165.

Torsch, V. & Edwards, K. (1997). World system theory and nursing's decision-making position: A Qualitative study. Journal of Theory Construction & Testing 2(2), 54-59.

Beard, M., Curry, E., Edwards, K. & Adams, B. (1997). Advances in meta-analysis as a research method. ABNF Journal, 8(5), 92-97.

Beard, M., Edwards, K., Curry, E.L., & Johnson, M. (1996). Research methodology, Part IV, Understanding canonical correlation analysis. ABNF Journal, 7(1), 11-18.

Beard, M., Edwards, K., Marshall, D., & Johnson, M. (1995). Research methodology, Part I. ABNF Journal, 6(2), 54-58.

Beard, M., Edwards, K., Marshall, D., & Johnson, M. (1995). Research methodology, Part II. Essentials of factor analysis. ABNF Journal, 6(4), 107-112.

Beard, M., Edwards, K., Curry, E.L., & Johnson, M. (1995). Research methodology, Part III, Understanding multiple correlation analysis and multiple regressions. ABNF Journal, 6(6), 143-148.

Edwards, K. (1993). Expressions of low-income African-American women's health management. ABNF Journal, 4(1), 17-19.

Edwards, K., Parker, D., Burks, C., West, A. and Adams, M. (Winter, 1991) Cardiovascular risk of low-income rural-urban Black and White women. ABNF Journal, 2(4), 72-76.

Edwards, K., and Allen, M. (April, 1988). Nursing management of the human response to premature birth. Neonatal Network: The Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 6 (5), 82-86.

Williams, R.D., Edwards, K.A. & Hane, N. (November, 1987). Barriers to breast cancer screening in older women. Journal of Family and Community Health, 10 (3), 51-56.

Allen, M.E. & Edwards, K.A. (November, 1987). Cancer Prevention: Implications for Ethnic/Racial Minorities. Journal of Family and Community Health, 10 (3), 57-73.

Honors/Awards

 

  • 2022- Appointed to the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration & American Nurses Association Minority Fellowship Program Advisory Board
  • 2019 Daisy Award for faculty
  • 2016 Inducted into the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, School of Nursing Hall of Fame
  • 2016 Inducted into the American Academy of Nursing as a Fellow
  • 2010-2014 Trustee, Phillips Theological Seminary, Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 2008 - Frances & Earl Ziegler Excellence in Nursing Leadership Award for Nursing Education in an Academic Setting
  • 2008 - Outstanding Teaching Award, Chi Eta Phi, Upsilon Eta, Chapter
  • 2007 - Lifetime Achievement Award in Nursing Education & Research, Association of 2006 - Outstanding Teaching Award, Graduate Student Nurses, University of Oklahoma
  • Black Nursing Faculty, Inc.
  • 2005 - Fellow, Cultural Competency Leadership Fellowship, sponsored by the Health Research & Educational Trust in partnership with the American Hospital Association
  • 1994 - Best Community Health Faculty Award, University of Oklahoma
  • 1994 - Best Faculty Teaching Award for Enhancing Cultural Diversity, University of Oklahoma
  • 1988 - Regents' W. K. Kellogg Fellow in Ethics
  • 1987 - Community Leadership Award, Sigma Theta Tau, Beta Delta Chapter
  • 1987 - Founding Member, Association of Black Nursing Faculty, Inc.
  • 1983 - Excellence in Teaching Award, AMOCO Foundation, University of Oklahoma

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