Sharon Karp, PhD, RN, CPNP
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Current Research Interests
- The prevention of childhood obesity through the promotion of early healthy feeding practices.
- The relationship of maternal psychosocial factors (depressive symptoms, stress, self-esteem) and parenting practices.
- Community and home-based interventions to prevent or reduce known risks associated with preterm births and at-risk parenting.
Coenen, K., Karp, S.M., Gesell, S. B., Dietrich, M.S., Morgan, T. M., & Barkin, S.L. (2011). Genetic risk score does not correlated with body mass index of Latina women in a clinical trial. Clinical and Translational Science, 4 (5), 323-327. DOI: 10.1111/j.1752-8062.2011.00314.x
Karp, S. M., & Lutenbacher, M. (2011). Infant feeding practices of young, first-time mothers. MCN The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 36 (2), 98-103. DOI:10.1097/NMC.0b013e31820558bf.
Karp, S. M., Lutenbacher, M. & Dietrich, M.S. (2010). The associations of psychosocial factors and infant feeding beliefs and practices of young, first time, low income mothers. Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, 33, 268-287.
Lutenbacher, M., Karp, S., Ajero, G., Howe, D. & Williams, M. (2005). Crossing community sectors: Challenges faced by families of children with special health care needs. Journal of Family Nursing, 11(2), 162-182.
- Southern Nursing Research Society
- Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science
- Sigma Theta Tau, Iota and Omicron Omicron Chapters
- National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners
- Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, Affiliate