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Faculty and Staff Profile

Casey Hopkins

PhD, APRN, WHNP-BC, Assistant Professor

Office: CU Nursing Building 427

Phone: 8647202060

Fax: 8646565488

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Educational Background

PhD Nursing
Mercer University 2016

MSN Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
Emory University 2010

BS Nursing
Clemson University 2009

Courses Taught

NURS 8190 Women's Health Nursing
NURS 3300 Research in Nursing
NURS 8180 Women's Health in Primary Care
NURS 8310 Clinical Research Problems
NURS 4120 Nursing Care of Women and Their Families


Dr. Casey Hopkins is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Clemson University in Clemson, SC. She has been a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner since 2010 and keeps an active clinical practice in the Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology at Prisma Health in Greenville, SC. Dr. Hopkins’ research interests include women’s and female adolescent health, including aspects of reproductive and sexual health and physical activity, health disparities among women with disabilities, and improving health outcomes with community-driven research initiatives. Dr. Hopkins holds appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of South Carolina School of Medicine- Greenville, Faculty Associate in the Center for Research on Health Disparities of Clemson University School of Nursing, and Faculty Scholar in the Clemson University School of Health Research. She is a trained “Girlologist” with Girlology®, a national organization providing puberty and sexual health education to girls and their families. Dr. Hopkins serves on the editorial advisory board for Women’s Healthcare: A Clinical Journal for NPs, the official journal of the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health. Dr. Hopkins is also a trained sexual assault forensic examiner and is part of a federal grant-funded team working to improve the care of sexual assault survivors in South Carolina.

Research Interests

women's health, adolescent health, reproductive health equity, reproductive health of women with disabilities, sports involvement and physical activity among female adolescents, shared-decision making, community-based participatory research, mixed methods research

Research Publications

Hopkins, C.S. & Kennedy, E. (2024). Caring for survivors of sexual violence in primary care. Women’s Healthcare.
Patterson, W., Tribble, L., Hopkins, C. S. Fasolino, T., Ward, L. (2023). Workforce survey of physician associates’ genetic-genomic knowledge, attitudes, and application in practice. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, 36(9). doi:10.1097/01.JAA.0000947044.74047.11
Patterson, W., Tribble, L., Hopkins, C. S., Fasolino, T. & Ward, L. (2023). The state of genetics and genomics education in U.S. physician assistant programs. Journal of Physician Assistant Education, 34(3):195-202. doi:10.1097/JPA.0000000000000519
Hopkins, C.S. (2023). Vicarious trauma. Women’s Healthcare, 11(2):22-25. doi: 10.51256/WHC042322
Hopkins, C. S., Hopkins, C., & Mackin, J. (2022). Relative energy deficiency in sport: Health implications in female athletes. Women's Healthcare. 2022;10(4):38-45. doi:10.51256/WHC082238
Jacops, R., Hopkins, C. S., & Fasolino, T. (2022). Patient-Caregiver Dyad: A Systematic Review Informing a Concept Analysis. International Journal of Nursing and Health Care Research, 5, 1298. doi: 10.29011/2688-9501.101298
Hopkins, C. S., Hopkins, C., Kanny, S., & Watson, A. (2022). A systematic review of factors associated with sport participation among adolescent females. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(6), 3353. doi: 10.3390/ijerph19063353
Hopkins, C. S. & Forte, B (2021). Assessing and managing PMS and PMDD in the adolescent. Women’s Healthcare, 9(6), 12-17.
Hopkins, C. S. (2021). Menstrual suppression in an Adolescent with Intellectual Disability: A Case Report. Women’s Healthcare, 9(1): 41-44.
Hopkins, C. S. & Fasolino, T. (2020). Menstrual suppression in girls with disabilities: A systematic review. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. (Published online ahead of print). doi: 10.1097/JXX.0000000000000468
Hopkins, C. S., Kimble, L. P., Hodges, H. F., Koci, A. F., & Mills, B. B. (2019). A mixed methods study of coping and depression in adolescent girls with polycystic ovary syndrome. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 31(3), 189-197.

Honors and Awards

2024 South Carolina Palmetto Gold Award
2021 NIH Early Research Career Accelerator Program Mentee 2021-2022, Clemson University School of Health Research and Health Sciences Center of Prisma Health
2020 Editing Press Laura Bassi Scholarship Recipient
2017 Outstanding Doctor of Philosophy Award, Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University
2014 Foundation of National Student Nurses Association Promise of Nursing Regional Scholarship

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