Dr. Jennifer Kawi

( University of Nevada, Las Vegas )


(702) 544-8426
  • Institution:University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Departments: school of nursing
  • Research Fields: Chronic Pain, Self-management, Acupressure, Telehealth, Opioids
  • Disciplines: Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Adult Health Nurse/Nursing, Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Medical Systems, General, Behavioral Aspects of Health, Family Practice Nurse/Nursing, Health Professions and Related Programs, Nursing Education, Nursing Practice, Nursing Science, Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Funding:NIH - National Institutes of Health, UNLV - University of Nevada, Las Vegas


Multiple student advising (doctoral, masters, and undergraduate students), chairing of doctoral dissertation and other projects, and research supervision of students and faculty including GA’s and junior faculty


My program of research focuses on chronic pain, opioids, and biobehavioral factors affecting pain including self-management, self-management support, pain care disparities, and biomarkers. I recently completed an R56 grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research entitled “Pilot Testing A Theory-Driven Self-Management Intervention for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain” in interdisciplinary collaboration with Johns Hopkins and UTHealth Houston. She has published multiple articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented at regional, national, and international conferences. She received several awards for her nursing contributions.

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