The College of Human Sciences’ Dr. Karina Shreffler, associate professor and graduate coordinator in human development and family science, was honored by OSU-Tulsa with the President’s Outstanding Faculty Award for Research.
The award recognizes exceptional research and was presented during OSU-Tulsa’s spring graduation ceremonies.
Shreffler is a researcher in the OSU Center for Family Resilience and was named the 2017 OSU President’s Fellows Faculty Research Award recipient earlier this year for her groundbreaking research on teen mothers. She is the recipient of the 2012 OSU-Tulsa President’s Outstanding Faculty Award for Teaching.
A prolific author of journal articles, Shreffler’s research interests include childbearing intentions, behaviors and consequences of various reproductive experiences for individuals and couples. She also studies infertility, attitudes toward parenthood and pregnancy and work and family issues as well as teen pregnancy. She is principal investigator for the $1.9 million HATCH: Holistic Assessment of Tulsa Children’s Health project funded by the National Institutes of Health and the $29.5 million Environmental Exposures and Adolescent Risky Behaviors study funded through an endowment grant.