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College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences

Faculty and Staff Profile

Karen Atkinson

Research Associate - Graduate Recruitment

Office: Room 508 Edwards Hall

Phone: 864-710-6997


Educational Background

MS Exercise Science
Furman University 1989

MBA Business Administration
Clemson University 2025

BS Exercise Science
Furman University 1988

Courses Taught

Medical Terminology, Health and Fitness, Body Response to Health Behaviors, Health Appraisal Skills for Test and Measurement

Research Interests

High obesity prevention, remote patient monitoring, patient activation, diabetes prevention

Research Publications

Ronald W. Gimbel; Lu Shi; Joel E. Williams; Cheryl J. Dye; Liwei Chen; Paul Crawford; Eric A. Shry; Sarah F. Griffin; Karyn O. Jones; Windsor W. Sherrill; Khoa Truong; Jeanette R. Little; Karen W.
Edwards; Marie E. Rempola; Jennie B. Moss, “Enhancing mHealth Technology in the Patient-Centered Medical Home Environment to Activate Type 2 Diabetes Patients: A Multi-Site Feasibility Study Protocol.”, JMIR, 3JUNE2017, Vol. 6, No. 3: March

Gimbel, R.W., Rennert, L.M., Crawford III, P.F., Little, J.R., Truong, K., Williams, J.E., Griffin, S.F., Shi, L., Chen, L., Zhang, L., Moss, J.B., Marshall, R.C., Edwards, K.W., Crawford, K.J., Hing, M., Schmeltz, A., Lumsden, B., Ashby, M., Haas, E. & Palazzo, K. “Enhancing patient activation and self-management activities in patients with type 2 diabetes using the U.S. Department of Defense mobile health care environment: A feasibility study,” Journal of Medical Internet Research, 2020; 22(5):e17968. doi:10.2196/17968.

Honors and Awards

Team Player Award, College of CBSHS, 2019-2020


Karen Atkinson's resume

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