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About Me

I have a vision for a society in which the excluded, marginalized, underserved, and overlooked are seen, heard, and valued.
For nearly a decade, my passion has centered around wellness, stress, and anxiety in women. I focus on the utilization of holistic, integrative, multi-sector strategies to promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being. I am particularly interested in offering strategies to reduce the long-term health effects of stress, psychological trauma, anxiety, and depression on Black women’s health and pregnancy outcomes. My interests include the bio-psycho-social benefits of self-compassion, mindfulness, and other mind-body therapies as adjuncts to conventional treatment modalities. 

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Lover of Neo-Soul Music

Addicted to running 5Ks

Enjoying a sleeve of Oreo Thins

Plant Mom of 15 & growing


10 years strong into my natural hair journey

Armed with funky signature glasses that match my mood

Find me in Montenegro, Turks and Caicos, or even Greece


Work History

Dr. Karen's Curriculum Vitae


PhD in Nursing - UNC Chapel Hill
Masters of Science in Nursing - Yale University
Mindfulness Teacher - Brown Mindfulness Center

Research Focus

Women’s Health
Psychological Mental Health
Integrative Health Approaches


Current Positions

Owner and Founder of Brave Company LLC 
Owner and Founder of Dr. Karen LLC
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing - UNC Chapel Hill
Certified Nurse-Midwife - UNC Chapel Hill


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