As Director of Clinical Development at physIQ, Karen serves as the expert on the management of acutely and chronically ill patients and clinical workflow in their management. In this role, Karen leads the development of all clinical education and training as well as design of clinical trials. Karen is a board-certified Acute Care Nurse Practitioner with over 20 years’ experience in cardiology, including the subspecialties of acute cardiac care, heart failure, interventional and preventive cardiology. Prior to working at physIQ, she directed a large, productive cardiac research foundation and taught in the graduate nursing program at DePaul University. Karen is a Fellow of the American Heart Association, has served as the President of the AHA Chicago Board of Directors and is an engaged volunteer with the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association and the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses. Karen holds a BA in English and political science and a Master of Science in nursing (MSN) from Vanderbilt University; she earned her PhD in nursing from Loyola University Chicago in 2011.