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Angela Karakachian, PhD, RN

School of Nursing

Fisher Hall 553A
Phone: 412.396.5229


PhD - Duquesne University School of Nursing
MSN - University of Phoenix
BSN - Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon

Angela Karakachian received her BSN in nursing from Saint Joseph University Beirut-Lebanon in 1998. During the same time, she also received her BSN in nursing from France.

Angela found her passion in nursing when she worked at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh in the Allergy and Immunology unit. In 2012, Angela received her Master's degree in nursing education from the University of Phoenix. In 2013 Angela joined Duquesne University.

In Spring 2020, Angela earned her PhD in Nursing at Duquesne University  Angela's research interest is on nurses' moral distress as they provide care to victims of child abuse.

  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Nurses' moral distress
  • Nurses' burnout
  • Caring for victims of child maltreatment


Understanding the Importance of Radiology Screening when Suspecting Child Abuse
Journal: Journal of Radiology Nursing (June, 2017).

Pediatric Nurses' Experiences on Suspected Cases of Child Abuse: A Mini-Study (Fall, 2016).

Post-Operative DVT Prophylaxis in Obese Patients Saint Georges University Hospital (2001).

Professional Presentation:

Prevention and Action Plan of Allergic Reactions for School Age Children University of Phoenix (2012).