Karen Solheim


Postdoctoral traineeship, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing;
Ph.D., University of Colorado Health Sciences Center;
M.S., University of Illinois-Chicago College of Nursing;
B.S., University of Wisconsin–Madison

Departments & Organizations

School of Nursing



Karen Solheim, director for Global Health Initiatives in the School of Nursing, focuses on global health nursing. Current scholarship addresses international nongovernmental organization engagement with refugees and internally displaced persons. She facilitates School of Nursing global health activity.

Teaching Areas

Community health nursing; global health nursing; health and disease in Thailand


Co-leads International Partners for Education, Inc., an international nongovernmental organization supporting secondary education for orphaned children in Malawi.