About The Author
Kristine Antonelli Karlsen is a neonatal nurse practitioner who has been involved in neonatal care in a variety of settings including transport, education, and patient care for more than 30 years. She is an award-winning author and founder of the internationally recognized S.T.A.B.L.E. Program. Dr. Karlsen serves as the National Program Director for S.T.A.B.L.E. and continues her clinical work in the Intermountain Healthcare system neonatal ICUs in Utah. Her dissertation research, in completion of a PhD in Nursing at the University of Utah, was entitled: A National Survey to Describe the Workforce of Neonatal Transport in the U.S. This dissertation won the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Transport Medicine "Best-Training-Paper" Award. Her research interests include methods to improve neonatal outcomes and the educational process. Dr. Karlsen lectures frequently at conferences both nationally and internationally. She serves on the Utah Perinatal Mortality Committee and is the recipient of the AWHONN/Johnson & Johnson 2003 Childbirth Nursing Award, the March of Dimes 2004 Leadership in Healthcare Nurse Award, the University of Utah College of Nursing 2005 Outstanding Doctoral Student Award, the 2010 National Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners NNP Excellence Award and the 2014 National Perinatal Association, The Individual Contribution to Maternal & Child Health at the National and International Level.
Dr. Karlsen - Honors and Awards