Karen Lawson, MD

Graduate Faculty, Co-Director, Integrative Health and Wellbeing Coaching Program, Center for Spirituality and Healing (CSH)

Karen Lawson

Contact Info

lawsonk@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-626-3817

Fax 612-626-3817

Office Address:
C509 Mayo Memorial Bldg

Mailing Address:
C509 Mayo Memorial Bldg, MMC 505
420 Delaware Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Graduate Faculty, Co-Director, Integrative Health and Wellbeing Coaching Program, Center for Spirituality and Healing (CSH)


Summary

Karen Lawson, MD, ABIHM, NBC-HWC, is an Asst. Professor of University of Minnesota’s Family Medicine and Community Health, and Co-Director of Integrative Health Coaching at the Earl E. Bakkan Center for Spirituality and Healing. She is a physician, board-certified in both Family Medicine, and Integrative and Holistic Medicine. She was the 2003/5 President of the American Holistic Medical Association, and a founding Diplomat of the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine. Dr. Lawson is active in undergraduate and graduate medical education; teaches in the Center’s graduate courses; and, since 2005, founded and co-directs the MA and graduate certificate programs in Integrative Health and Wellbeing Coaching. Karen is a co-founder and executive board member of the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (www.nbhwc.org).

Research

Research Summary/Interests

  • Health Coaching
  • Health Professional Wellbeing

Publications

  • Thomas MR, Dyrbye LN, Huntington JL, Lawson KL, Novotny PJ, Sloan JA, Shanafelt TD. How do distress and well-being relate to medical student empathy? A multicenter study in American medical students. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2007 Feb;22(2):177-83.
  • "Personal Life Events and Medical Student Burnout: A Multicenter Study," by Liselotte N. Dyrbye, M.D., Matthew R. Thomas, M.D., Tait D. Shanafelt, M.D., Karen L. Lawson, M.D., Jefrey L. Huntington, B.Sc., Paul J. Novotny, M.S., Jeff A. Sloan, Ph.D. Academic Medicine, 2006, 81:374-384.
  • "Roots and Wings: A Pilot of a Mind-Body-Spirit Program," by K. L. Lawson, MD and K. Horneffer, PhD. J. of Holistic Nursing, September, 2002, Vol. 20, No. 3:250-263.
  • "An Experiential Model for Teaching Comparative Systems of Medicine," by K Lawson, P Hart, and L Zhang. North American Research Conference on Complementary and Integrative Medicine, sponsored by the Consortium of Academic Health Centers in Integrative Medicine, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, May, 2006.
  • "A Multicenter Study of the Impact of Personal Life Events on Burnout and Depression in American Medical Students," by L Dyrbye, M Thomas, J Huntington, K Lawson, P Novotny, J Sloan, T Shanafelt. American Association of Medical Colleges, 2005 annual conference.
  • "A Multicenter Study Evaluating the Effects of Personal Well-being on Specialty Choice Among U.S. Medical Students," by M R Thomas, L N Dyrbye, J L Huntington, K Lawson, P Novotny, J Sloan and T Shanafelt. Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE), oral presentation for September 2005 annual meeting.
  • "A Multicenter Study Comparing Burnout, Depression and Quality of Life in Minority and Non-minority Medical Students in the US," by L N Dyrbye, M R Thomas, J L Huntington, K Lawson, P Novotny, J Sloan and T Shanafelt. Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE), oral presentation for September 2005 annual meeting.
  • "An Integrated Approach to Women with Eating Disorders in a Residential Treatment Setting: An Observational Study from the Anna Westin House," by Karen Lawson, MD, and Robyn Swenson, PhD. University of MN Women's Health Research Conference 2004: Advancing Women's Health—Cultivating Interdisciplinary Research. (poster presentation)