Christine E. Kasper, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACSM

Dr. Christine Kasper is Dean and Professor of the University of New Mexico College of Nursing and also holds the Crenshaw Endowed Chair of Research. 

Dr. Kasper received her PhD at the University of Michigan, where she studied nursing and physiology. Following a post-doctoral fellowship at Rush University in physiology and biophysics, she served as professor at University of Wisconsin–Madison and the University of California, Los Angeles. She also held the M. Adelaide Nutting Research Chair at Johns Hopkins University. Recently, she was a senior nurse executive at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Nursing Services in Washington, DC. Concurrently she was a professor at the Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. 

Dr. Kasper has been principal investigator on National Institutes of Health, NASA, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) and Department of Veterans Affairs grants. She has CDMRP funding to study the role of “Desert Dust” metals on the pathobiology of Gulf War Illness. She is also assessing the effects of blast injuries with embedded metal fragments in the military. 

Dr. Kasper was named to the Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame in 2015 for this work. She is the current editor of the Annual Review of Nursing Research and was the founding editor of Biological Research for Nursing. She is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Nursing and American College of Sports Medicine.