Karen Ahijevych, PhD, RN, FAAN

Professor Emeritus, College of Nursing



My thirty years in academia at The Ohio State University encompassed research, teaching and administration as associate dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Nursing. I am a professor in the College of Nursing at Ohio State University (OSU) and serve as director of the pilot project core of the P50 Center of Excellence in Tobacco Regulatory Science (CERTS). My program of research on biobehavioral aspects of cigarette smoking includes: the influence of menthol on smoke constituent exposure, smoking topography, cigarette type and state tobacco control policies on smoking behaviors, and bitter taste phenotype and taste receptor genotype as related to oral nicotine replacement therapy adherence. National Institute on Drug Abuse funding has supported my research program. In my current CERTS role as director of pilot projects we solicited and secured pilot project applications across campus, screened these within CERTS, and obtained reviews of proposed pilot projects by NIH and FDA to determine congruence with FDA CTP research needs.


PhD, Nursing, College of Nursing, The Ohio State University, 1992
MS, Nursing, The Ohio State University, 1971
BSN, Nursing, The Ohio State University, 1970

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