PhD: University of Pennsylvania
MSN: University of Pennsylvania
BSN: Thomas Jefferson University
RN Diploma: Temple University Hospital
Dr. Charlotte Thomas-Hawkins' primary research objectives are to improve the health outcomes of individuals with chronic kidney failure (CKD) or who are at risk for this condition. Specifically, her research interests are targeted at both the patient and the environment in which patients with CKD receive care. Dr. Thomas-Hawkins' program of research is aimed at addressing critical gaps in knowledge regarding 1) the extent to which persons with CKD interpret and self-manage their illness and physical activity, and 2) the effect of the dialysis work environment, staffing models, and processes of care on patient outcomes in outpatient dialysis units. This information will provide the basis for the development and testing of interventions designed to alter illness representations and halt or reverse funtional decline. It will also provides a basis for testing the effects of alternative dialysis models of care on patient outcomes in dialysis work environments.
- Member, Institute for Clinical Excellence, Education, and Research, 2006-present.
- Academic Task Force Chairperson, American Nephrology Nurses’ Association Nursing Shortage, 2003-2004.
- Board Member, World Foundation for Renal Care, 2003-present.
- Advisory Board, National Kidney Foundation Kidney Learning System, 2003-present.
- Nephrology Nurses' Journal Manuscript Writing Award, 2008.
- Northern New Jersey, Black Nurses’ Association, Nurse Research Award, 2007.
- American Nephrology Nurses’ Association, Research Abstract Award, 2007.
- South Jersey Chapter, National Black Nurses’ Association, Nurse of Distinction Award, 2005.
- American Nephrology Nurses’ Association, Nurse Researcher of the Year Award, 2005.