Jennifer Kawi

Associate Professor
Expertise: Chronic Pain, Opioids, Pain Management, Self-Management and Self-Management Support


Jennifer Kawi has been in the nursing field since 1992. She is a board certified advanced practice registered nurse in family practice with a specialty in chronic pain management. Kawi’s research focuses on chronic pain and its management as well as the biobehavioral processes involved in chronic pain mechanisms.

Kawi has published several peer-reviewed articles and presented in national and international interdisciplinary conferences in her areas of expertise..


  • Ph.D, Nursing, University of Colorado, Denver
  • M.S., Nursing, FNP-BC, UNLV
  • B.S., Nursing, Saint Louis University

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