Katie Pavek, PhD, MSN, RN

Position title: Clinical Assistant Professor and Wellness Officer

Email: kausher@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-0473

3135 Signe Skott Cooper Hall

Katie Pavek

PhD, University of Wisconsin–Madison: Nursing, 2021
MSN, Concordia University Wisconsin: Nursing Education; Supporting areas of emphasis: Nursing Education, 2013
BSN, University of Wisconsin–Madison; Nursing Education, 2008

Dr. Katie Pavek is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Wellness Officer at the UW-Madison School of Nursing. Katie has taught in clinical, didactic, and simulation settings. She enjoys exposing students to the diverse practice areas and career options available to nurses and is committed to fostering each student’s development. Katie believes in the power nurses have to promote health and improve the well-being of not only their patients but also the community at large. Her areas of focus include stress, holistic wellness, and self-care. Katie’s overall research goal is to improve stress management and increase resilience in nurses in order to reduce burnout, aid in successful transitions to the nursing workforce, and retain nurses in the profession.

Clinical Scholarship focus areas

Community Outreach and Engagement

  • Participates in the UW Health Academic Practice Partnership which works to advance excellence in nursing and interprofessional care.
  • Participates in the UW-Madison Science Expedition which allows the community to engage with researchers and interact with hand-on science exploration stations.

Health Systems and Policy

  • Serves as a UW-Madison representative for the Building Healthy Academic Communities Wellness Leadership Network.

Professional Practice and Education

  • Disseminates clinical scholarship through peer reviewed publications, poster fairs, and presentations.
  • Shares best clinical practice through media interviews and national webinars regarding stress, self-care, and mental health in nursing.
  • Supports faculty and staff development through evidence-based wellness initiatives.

Teaching and Learning

  • Supports students via mental health and wellness initiatives.
  • Fosters interprofessional education activities among health sciences students.
  • Supports the development and evaluation of the undergraduate curriculum.
  • Creates active learning instructional activities in the classroom, lab, and simulation settings.

Community Outreach and Engagement   Health Systems and Policy   Professional Practice and Education   Teaching and Learning