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Karen Kalmakis

Associate Professor

Research focus is on the health consequences of victimization and childhood adversity. Currently investigating the persistent neurobiological stress response to childhood adversity among young adults.

Learn more at www.umass.edu/nursing/faculty-staff/faculty/karen-kalmakis

Academic Background

  • PhD University of Massachusetts Amherst, School of Nursing (2008) Nursing
  • MPH University of Massachusetts Amherst, School of Public Health (2005) Public Health
  • MS University of Massachusetts Amherst, School of Nursing (1993) Nursing
  • BSN Elms College (1986) Nursing
Chandler, G.E., Kalmakis, K.A. Chiodo, L.M.,Heiling. (under review). The efficacy of resilience intervention among diverse, at-risk, college athletes: A mixed methods study. Journal American Psychiatric Nursing Association. ID is JAPNA-2019-OR-056.
Kalmakis, K.A., Chiodo, L.M., Kent, N.M, Meyer, J.M. (2019). Adverse childhood experiences, post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms, and self reported stress among traditional and non-traditional college students. Journal of American College Health. (Published online March 25, 2019).
Roberts, S.J., Chandler, G.E., Kalmakis, K.A., (2019). A model for trauma informed primary care. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 31, 139-144.
Chandler, G. E., Kalmakis, K A., Murtha, T. (2018). Screening adults with substance abuse disorders for adverse childhood experiences. Journal of Addictions Nursing 29(3), 172-178.
Kalmakis, K.A., Shafer, M.B., Chandler, G.E., Aponte, E.V., Roberts, S.J. (2018). Screening for childhood adversity among adult primary care patients. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 30(4):193-200.
Alexander, S.A., Kalmakis, K.A., Stewart Fahs, P. S., Groth, S. W. and Chasens, E. R. (2017). Biological markers in nursing research. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 25(2), 275-291.
Contact Info

College of Nursing
Skinner Hall - Room 222
651 North Pleasant Street
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003

(413) 577-4763