Associate Professor, PhD Program Director
Department of Advanced Practice and Doctoral Studies
Boling Center, 711 Jefferson #182
Memphis, TN 38105
Carolyn Graff received her undergraduate degree in nursing from the Medical College of Georgia and her MN and PhD from the University of Kansas. She has been a faculty member at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center since 2001. Currently she is an Associate Professor in the College of Nursing and Chief of Nursing in the Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities, a University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) Education, Research, and Service. Dr. Graff is the Director of the PhD Program in nursing which is offered through the College of Graduate Health Sciences. She was Clinical Services Coordinator and Coordinator of Nursing at the University of Kansas UCEDD in Kansas City, Kansas where her clinical and teaching responsibilities centered on the health of children with developmental disabilities and their families.
She teaches doctoral courses on concept analysis and theory analysis and theory development and serves as guest lecturer on topics related to intellectual and developmental disabilities. She was an NIH fellow at the National Institute of Nursing Research Summer Genetics Institute. Dr. Graff focuses her research on persons with or at risk for intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. She is a member of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, American Nurses Association, American Public Health Association, Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association, International Society of Nurses in Genetics, Sigma Theta Tau International, Society of Pediatric Nurses, and the Southern Nurses Research Society.
UTHSC College of Nursing
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Memphis, Tennessee 38163
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