Karen A. Thomas, PhD

Karen A. Thomas, PhD
Professor
Professor
The Ellery and Kirby Cramer Endowed Professor in Nursing
Family and Child Nursing
Box 357262
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-7262

Research

Dr. Thomas’ research interests involve effects of NICU environment on infant outcomes, thermoregulation, development of infant sleep-wake pattern and circadian rhythm, and parent-infant sleep interaction.

Teaching

Dr. Thomas has taught extensively in the undergraduate nursing program and mentored graduate students with interests in family and child nursing.

Research Interests: 
Preterm infants, thermoregulation, care environments, parent and infant sleep.
UW Graduate Faculty: 
Yes