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Karen Klingman, PhD, RN

Con Academic Building
790 Irving Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13210
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Professor of College of Nursing





Research Interests

My primary research centers on promoting sleep health and screening for sleep disorders to improve clinical outcomes and quality of life. Current areas of focus include sleep and: primary care of adults and older adults, palliative care/end of life, stroke rehabilitation, Parkinson's disease.

Education & teaching interests
Applied research methods for graduate and undergraduate nursing students
Palliative care nursing
Implementation of DNP projects beyond graduation

PhD Nursing: SUNY Buffalo, Sleep disorders screening
BS Nursing: University of Rochester
PhD Chemical Engineering: University of Florida, Catalytic reactor design

Affiliations & Memberships
National Rural Health Association
Sleep Research Society
American Nurses Assocation

Clinical Interests
Brief comprehensive sleep disorders screening by non-sleep-specialists
RN (registered nurse)- and PT (physical therapist)-delivered treatments for sleep disorders
End-of-life and palliative care, esp. home-care setting
Increasing access to primary care for rural and underserved populations

Selected Publications and Patents Available at link:



Sleep disorders and stroke recovery (with Dr. George Fulk): https://www.upstate.edu/hloa/2020/071520-klingman-fulk-interview.php

Sleep health in primary care: http://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/2016/09/23/sleep-disorders-can-complicate-other-health-issues/