Dr. Karin Cadwell
Master of Arts – Health & Wellness Major Faculty
Karin Cadwell, PhD, RN, FAAN, is faculty for the M.A. program’s Health and Wellness major at Union Institute and University. She holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in English and Art History from Upsala College, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania where she was awarded the Dorothy Marenness prize for scholarly writing, and a Master’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania. Her PhD was earned at Union Institute and University in Health Policy where her dissertation examined the implementation of patient centered care.
Dr. Cadwell is a nationally and internationally recognized speaker, researcher and educator. She is a member of the faculty of Healthy Children Project, Inc and convened Baby-Friendly USA, the organization implementing the WHO/UNICEF Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative in the United States.
She has also served as Chair of a WHO working group and chaired the Quality Department in a University Hospital System for nine years. She is a Nurse and a Family Therapist and has put those skills to work on the organizational level while working as a strategic planner for health care systems. She was Visiting Professor and chair of the Health Communications Master’s Program at Emerson College (a joint program with Tufts University School of Medicine and Public Health).
Her international work includes working with teams to improve patient outcomes in the Egyptian health care system as well as leading international delegations to China, Russia, Romania, Cuba, Latvia, Sweden and Denmark.
A published author, editor and co-author she has written books and research articles on a variety of health related topics.