Karen Courtney-Quality of Life Technology Center - Carnegie Mellon University

Karen Courtney

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School of Nursing
University of Pittsburgh
courtk @ pitt.edu

My research interests focus on using telehealth tools to enhance the delivery of care.   I am currently working on projects involving the implementation of multi-user telehealth devices in urban geriatric communities and a project examining the role of videophones in enhancing community hospice care.   As an Assistant Professor at the School of Nursing and Program Coordinator for the MSN Nursing Informatics area of concentration, I have taught undergraduate courses in nursing informatics and research and graduate courses in database management systems.

I received my BA (Psychology) and BSN with Honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Healthcare Administration and Nursing Informatics were my specialty focus for my MSN at Duke University.  I received my PhD in Nursing from the University of Missouri – Columbia where I was a National Library of Medicine Pre-doctoral Informatics Fellow (2003-2006).