Karen Ziegler, NP

Ms. Ziegler is a family nurse practitioner at the Duke Diet and Fitness Center and serves on the Practice Course faculty at Duke University School of Medicine.   She also does Reiki and spiritual counseling at Duke Integrative Medicine and sometimes teaches at the Duke University School of Nursing.  Before becoming a nurse, Ms. Ziegler was an ordained minister and served as Senior Pastor of Metropolitan Community Church for 10 years during the early years of AIDS, later working full-time in the AIDS community developing interfaith networks for pastoral care.   Her doctorate is in ministry, and she has studied meditation over many years in both Eastern and Western traditions.  During the Associate Fellowship Ms. Ziegler completed her training as a Reiki Master and did MBSR teacher training at the University of Massachusetts.