PhD, MPH, MS, FNP-BC
University of Massachusetts Amherst
School of Nursing
651 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003
Tel. 413 577-4763
A tenured associate professor of nursing and a Center for Research on Families Scholar, Dr. Karen Kalmakis has focused her research on the health consequences of victimization and childhood adversity. She is currently investigating the persistent neurobiological stress response to childhood adversity among youth. Additionally, Dr. Kalmakis is engaged in research to investigate nurse practitioner screening for adverse childhood experiences among adult primary care patients. Dr. Kalmakis is a certified family nurse practitioner with special interest in public health. She has had clinical experiences in acute care, community health, women’s health, corrections and college health. Dr. Kalmakis teaches in the both the graduate and undergraduate nursing programs.
Dr. Kalmakis serves as the Massachusetts State Representative to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Sigma Theta Tau chapter counselor, a member of the University’s Research Library Council, a member of the Northwestern District Attorney Community Sexual Assault Response Team, and as a regular volunteer at the Pioneer Valley Free Health Service.
Certifications and Licensure
Kalmakis, K.A. & Chandler, G. (in Press). Health consequences of adverse childhood experiences: A systematic review. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (accepted April, 2014).
Kalmakis, K. A. & Chandler, G. (2014). Adverse childhood experiences: Toward a Clear Conceptual Meaning. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 70(6), 1447-1447. doi: 10.1111/jan.12415
Kalmakis, K. A. & L. J. Banning. (2012).Web-Based Follow-up information for and research on victims of sexual assault. Online Journal of Nursing Informatics 16(1). http://ojni.org/issues/?p=1272
Kalmakis, K (2011). Struggling to survive: The experiences of women sexually assaulted while intoxicated. The Journal of Forensic Nursing. 7(2), 60-67. doi: 10.1111/j.1939-3938.2011.01100.x
Kalmakis, K.A., Cunnigham, H., Lamoureux, E.T., Ahmed, E.M. (2010). Broadcasting Simulation Case Studies to the Didactic Classroom. Nurse Educator, vol. 35 (6), 264-267.
Kalmakis, K. (2010). The Cycle of sexual assault and women’s alcohol misuse. The Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. 22(12), 661-667. doi:10.1111/j.1745- 7599.2010.00557.x
Hayes, E., Kalmakis, K.A. (2007). From the sidelines: Coaching as a nurse practitioner strategy for improving health outcomes. The Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 19(11), 555-562.
Hayes, E., Allen, J., Gruen, S. Wilson, J., Kalmakis, K. (2001). Nurse Practitioners practice patterns, compensation, and professional organization participation: Western Massachusetts. Clinical Excellence for Nurse Practitioners, 5(1), 52-60.
Kalmakis, K. (2014). The Sexual Assault Victim and Intimate Partner Violence. In H. Carcio & M. Secor (Eds.), Advanced Health Assessment of Women. New York: Springer Publishing Co. (In Press January, 2014)
Kalmakis, K. (2009). The Sexual Assault Victim. In H. Carcio & M. Secor (Eds.), Advanced Health Assessment of Women (pp. 319-323). New York: Springer Publishing Co.
Chancellor’s Junior Faculty Fellow. Selected. (2009-2012).
Inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (2005).
Cum Laude, Elms College, Chicopee, MA (1986).
Professional Association Memberships / Service
Massachusetts State Representative to the AANP (2013-present)
Co-Chair Bio-behavioral Research Interest Group
MCNP Political Action Committee Member (2012-present)
Continuing Education Committee Member, Pioneer Valley Chapter (1995-2000)
- Nurse Leader Review Committee (2013-present)
- Beta Zeta-at-large Chapter Counselor (2012-present)