Karen Lucas Breda
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Karen Lucas Breda

Associate Professor of Nursing
Director of Project Horizon
Department of Health Sciences and Nursing
  • PhD, University of Connecticut 
  • MSN, Boston University
  • BSN, Boston University

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Karen Lucas Breda

Teaching Focus

Associate Professor of Nursing Karen Lucas Breda teaches courses on theory and research methods, complementary healing modalities and globalization, health and social issues relevant to professional nurses, and other healthcare providers.  She serves as the director of the RN to BSN program and as the director of Project Horizon, a community outreach initiative of the University's College of Education, Nursing, and Health Profession Center for Health, Care, and Well-being. Project Horizon focuses on health, social, and cultural advocacy.

Professional Interests

Breda earned her doctorate in anthropology.  Her research interests include the critical political economy of health, the work life of nurses, and participatory action research with service learning, social justice, and advocacy projects. In 2012 she contributed an editorial to a well-known Brazilian nursing journal, Texto Contexto Enfermagem, focusing on nursing's role in international and global health. Read editorial.

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