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Knar Sagherian

Dr. Sagherian received her PhD from the University of Maryland Baltimore. She earned her MSN (emphasis administration track) and BSN degrees from the American University of Beirut, in her home county Lebanon.

Dr. Sagherian teaches in the graduate program at the University of Tennessee, College of Nursing, and her areas of teaching are in research methods and advanced quantitative analyses.

Sagherian’s research is in the area of occupational health and safety. She focuses on worker fatigue and sleep quantity and quality and examines their impact on organizational, health, and safety-sensitive outcomes. Her research also encompasses the aging workforce and in exploring ways to support and prolong their longevity at work. Sagherian employs her developed expertise in measurement and psychometrics, and multilevel modeling statistical methods in her research program. She collaborates with researchers from Children’s National Medical Center, Washington DC on the effects of fatigue mitigating measures on nurse outcomes.