Karen A. Thomas, PhD

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


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. Dr. Thomas is Co-Director of the Biotools Core for the Center for Research in the Management of Sleep Disturbances.


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
UW Graduate Faculty: