Karen Marek

Professor (FSC)
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
3020

Biography

Karen Dorman Marek (PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN) is the Bernita 'B' Steffl Professor of Geriatric Nursing in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University. Her research interests include community-based care models, cost effectiveness, care coordination, older adults, quality evaluation, medication management and home-based technology. 

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1992
  • M.B.A. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1992
  • M.S.N. University of Akron, 1983
  • B.S.N. University of Akron, 1981
  • Diploma - Akron City Hospital's Idabelle Firestone School of Nursing, 1976

Research Interests

  • Community-based care models
  • cost effectiveness
  • care coordination
  • older adults
  • quality evaluation
  • medication management
  • home-based technology

Publications

For a current list of publications and research activity visit experts.asu.edu.

Research Activity

  • Co-I, Arizona Graduate Nursing Education Demonstration Project, CMS, July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2017, 10% effort, PI M. Brewer.
  • Co-Investigator, Transdisciplinary Training in Health Disparities Science (TTHDS) program, 1T32NR012718-01, NINR, July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2016.
  • Marek,Karen Sue*. Predicting Care Coordination Needs of Frail Older Adults from Longitudinal Data. U OF W-MILWAUKEE(6/1/2011 - 9/30/2012).
  • Principal Investigator, Center for Enhancement of Self-Management in Individuals and Families. NINR, P20, $1,499,650, September 30, 2007 to May 23, 2010. Rachel Schiffman PI May 2010 to June 2012.
  • Marek,Karen Sue*. Home Care Medication Management for the Frail Elderly. U OF W-MILWAUKEE(6/1/2016 - 1/31/2011).
  • Principal Investigator, Center for Enhancement of Self-Management in Individuals and Families. NINR, P20, $1,499,650, September 30, 2007 to May 24, 2010.
  • Co-Investigator, Old Homebound Women's Intention of Reaching Help Quickly, NINR, Eileen Porter PI, $1,285,177, September 2003 to July 2004.

  • Co-Investigator, Comprehensive Geriatrics Training Programs at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, Reynolds Foundation, Steve Zweig PI, $1,899,297, September 1, 2003 to August 31, 2004.

  • Co-Investigator, Evaluation of the use of bedside technology to improve quality of care in nursing facilities, CMS, Rantz, PI, $370,000, July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2004.

  • Principal Investigator MD.2 Medication Management Program, MU Research Council, December 1, 2002 to November 30, 2003, $4,990

  • Principal Investigator, Geriatric Nursing Education Project: Enhancing Gerontological/Geriatric Nursing Education at the University of Missouri-Columbia, K. Marek (PI) AACN, $90,000, MU PRIME match, $22,500, October 1, 2001 to December 31, 2004.

  • Co-Investigator, Enhancing Geriatric Education at MU Sinclair School of Nursing, Jane Bostick PI, HRSA, $25,000, July 1, 2002 to June 30, 2003.

  • Principal Investigator, Community-Based Aging in Place: A pilot study, K. Marek. (PI), Gerontological Nursing Center Interventions Research Center and the Hartford Center for Geriatric Research, May 1, 2001 to April 30, 2002, $12,000.

  • Principal Investigator, Creating community-based care models for chronically ill older adults, K. Marek (PI), Robert Wood Johnson, June 2000 to May 2003, $45,000.

  • Principal Investigator, Aging in Place: A new model of long-term care, HCFA, July 1999 to June 2005, $2,000,000.

  • Principal Investigator, Helping Nursing Centers Implement Information Systems, Independence Foundation, January 1, 1998 to December 31, 1998, $65,000.

  • Principal Investigator, Creating a Point of Care Clinical Documentation System for Student Clinicals, Deans Fund, University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing, $4,000.

  • Principal Investigator, Nursing Centers Success: Clinical Information Management, K. Marek (PI), Independence Foundation, January 1, 1997 to December 31, 1998, $250,000.

  • Principal Investigator, Helping Nursing Centers Prepare for Managed Care, K. Marek (PI), Independence Foundation, January 1, 1996 to December 31, 1996, $193,928.

  • Principal Investigator: Patient health care problems and provider practices, University of Pennsylvania Research Foundations, May 15, 1995 to April 30, 1997, $5,000.

  • Principal Investigator, Classification of outcome measures for the International Classification of Nursing Practice (ICNP), International Council of Nurses, December 1994 to July 1995, $2,000.

  • Co-Investigator, The Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987: Progress and outcomes, Claire Fagin PI, Robert Wood Johnson, July 1, 1993 to December 31, 1996, $196,000.

  • Principal Investigator, Development of Research Based Nursing Guidelines, American Nurses Association, January 11 to May 21, 1993, $15,264.

Courses

Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
NUR 609 Quant Research Design Methods
NUR 692 Research
NUR 799 Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
NUR 618 Research-Based Health Policy
NUR 799 Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
NUR 609 Quant Research Design Methods
NUR 799 Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
HCR 220 Intro Nursing&Health Care Sys
NUR 692 Research
NUR 799 Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
NUR 609 Quant Research Design Methods
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
NUR 692 Research
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
NUR 609 Quant Research Design Methods
Fall 2013
Course Number Course Title
NUR 609 Quant Research Design Methods

Honors/Awards

  • 2007 - UWM College of Nursing Outstanding Achievement in Research Award
  • 2006 - UWM Foundation and Graduate School Research Award
  • 2005 - UWM College of Nursing Faculty Service Award
  • 2003 - MU Sinclair School of Nursing Faculty Service Award
  • 2000 - Robert Wood Johnson Nurses Executive Fellow