Karen Weis

PhD, RNC-OB, FAAN

Professor
Brigadier General Lillian Dunlap Chair 

Office: Nursing Building #117
E-mail: weis@uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 829-3987

  • PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • MSN, University of Texas Medical Branch
  • BSN, Wichita State University
  • 2015-Present: University of the Incarnate Word
  • 2013-2015: Dean, Medical Education and Training Campus, Joint Base-Ft. Sam, Texas
  • 2008-2011: Dean, United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, Brooks City-Base, Texas
  • 1993-1995: Officer in Charge of Aircrew Training (Led all aircrew training - 14 qualified crews)
  • 1992-1993: 2nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, Rhein Main AB, GE - Instructor Flight Nurse
  • Flight Nursing - Ground and Flight Safety; Stresses of Flight; Equipment for C-141, C-9 and C-130
  • NURS 6355 Nursing Research and Theory
  • NURS 7225 Concepts of Evaluation and Dissemination
  • NURS 7320 Principles of Evidence-Based Practice
  • NURS 7355 Research for Evidence-Based Practice
  • NURS 7359 DNP Project I
  • NURS 7360 Health Policy Analysis
  • NURS 7365 DNP III: The Capstone
  • NURS 7380 Project II
  • NURS 7393 Project III
  • Research for Graduate Medical Residencies in Preventive Medicine, Hyperbaric Medicine, Aerospace Medicine and Occupational Medicine
  • Birth outcomes
  • Maternal identity formation
  • Maternal-infant attachment
  • Military families - resilience and adaptability
  • Oxidative stress/inflammation and placental effects
  • Prenatal maternal anxiety and stress
  • American Academy of Nursing
  • America Nurses Association/Texas Nurses Association
  • Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
  • Sigma Theta Tau
  • Society of Air Force Nurses
  • Southern Nursing Research Society
  • 2012 Clinical Researcher of the Year, Air Education and Training Command
  • 2012 The Rebecca Sealy Distinguished Alumnus, The University of Texas Medical Branch, School of Nursing
  • 2011 United States Air Force Research Laboratory Director's Award (Leadership and Service)
  • 2011 Director, Joint Combat Casualty Research Team for Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait and Bahrain 
  • 2010 Inducted into the American Academy of Nursing
  • 2010 Interagency Institute for Healthcare Executives
  • 2008 Chief Nurse, Craig Joint Theater Hospital, Bagram Afghanistan
  • 2007 Federal Nursing Service Award, Association of Military Surgeons
  • 2007 D. Jean Wood Scholarship Award (Paper), 21st Southern Nursing Research Society
  • 2002 Outstanding Research Paper, Armed Forces District ACOG/AWHONN
  • 2002 Excellence in Nursing Award, Sigma Theta Tau, Alpha Delta Chapter
  • 2000 Chief Nurse, 320th Expeditionary Group, Eskan Village, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • 1995 First Flight Nurse to support NASA Space Shuttle Transoceanic Abort Landing Site
  • 1994 Evacuated Boanian - Civilian Casualties from Sarajevo following market bombing
  • 1989 United States Air Force Nurse of the Year
  • 1989 Outstanding Nurse Preceptor Award
  • Dols, J. D., Beckmann-Mendez, D., DiLeo, H. A., Weis, K. L., and Medina-Calvo, M. (2018). Nurse-managed health centers: Measures of excellence. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 14(8), 613-619.
  • Weis, K. L., Lederman, R. P., Walker, K. C., and Chan, W. (2017). Mentors offering maternal support reduces prenatal, pregnancy-specific anxiety in a sample of military women. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing, 46(5), 669-685.
  • Thiam, M. A., Elmore, K. O., and Weis, K. L. (2017). The psychological aspects of motherhood. In M. Thiam (Ed.), Perinatal mental health and the military family: Identifying and treating mood and anxiety disorders (pp. 3-13). New York: Routledge.
  • Thiam, M. A., and Weis, K. L. (2017). Overview of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. In M. Thiam (Ed.), Perinatal mental health and the military family: Identifying and treating mood and anxiety disorders (pp. 14-31). New York: Routledge.
  • Thiam, M. A., and Weis, K. L. (2017). Introduction to military service and the military family. In M. Thiam (Ed.), Perinatal mental health and the military family: Identifying and treating mood and anxiety disorders (pp. 69-81). New York: Routledge.
  • Thiam, M. A., Hodson, D., and Weis, K. L. (2017). Future directions. In M. Thiam (Ed.), Perinatal mental health and the military family: Identifying and treating mood and anxiety disorders (pp. 218-221). New York: Routledge.
  • Weis, K. L. and Elmore, K. O. (2017). Current military perinatal mental health treatment models. In M. Thiam (Ed.), Perinatal mental health and the military family: Identifying and treating mood and anxiety disorders (pp. 151-165). New York: Routledge.
  • Weis, K. L., and Ryan, T. W. (2012). Mentors offering maternal support: A support intervention for military mothers. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing, 41, 303-313.
  • Weis, K., and Ledermen, R. (2010). Prenatal spousal military deployment and maternal prenatal adaptation as predictors of postpartum maternal-infant attachment. SOJNR: Southern Online Journal of Nursing Research, 10(3), http://snrs.org/publications/SOJNR_articles2/Vol10Num03Main.htm
  • Lederman, R. P., Weis, K. L. (2009). Psychosocial adaptation to pregnancy: Assessment of seven dimensions of maternal role development (3rd ed.). New York: Springer.
  • Weis, K. L., Lederman, R. P., Lilly, A. E., and Schaffer, J. (2008). The relationship of military imposed marital separations on maternal acceptance of pregnancy. Research in Nursing and Health, 31, 196- 207.
  • Weis, K. (2007). Birth of a mother: A guide for military spouses. Image Design Services, Parks Photographic Laboratory: Eglin AFB, FL.
  • Weis, K. (2003). Asthma management across the life span: The childbearing woman with asthma. The Nursing Clinics of North America, 38, 665-673.
  • Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Kansas
  • Inpatient Obstetrical Nursing, National Certification Corporation
  • High Risk Obstetrics, National Certification Corporation
  • Registered Nurse, Texas
  • Registered Nurse, Kansas