Christine E. Kasper, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACSM, is a senior research scientist and professor at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Prior to that, she held the Adelaide M. Nutting Endowed Research Chair at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and was also a faculty member at the University of California—Los Angeles and the University of Wisconsin—Madison. Dr. Kasper received her BSN from the University of Evansville, her MSN from Rush University, and her PhD from the University of Michigan.
Dr. Kasper has published more than 110 research papers, book chapters, reviews, and editorials in highly respected nursing and scientific journals. She was the founding editor of Biological Research for Nursing and is the current editor of the Annual Review of Nursing Research. She was a co-author of the ground-breaking book, In Search of Nursing Science, used in many nursing programs as a philosophy of science text. Her research has included funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the Department of Veterans Affairs as the principal investigator on 10 grants. Additionally, she has received funding for 11 studies from foundations and universities, and has participated as a co-investigator on 14 additional interdisciplinary grants ranging from clinical genomics in nursing practice to genotoxic changes arising from embedded military-relevant heavy metals.
Dr. Kasper has been inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the American College of Sports Medicine. In 2015, she received the distinctive honor of becoming an inductee of the Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame.