Karen D Groller, PhD RN CV-BC CMSRN
  • Associate Professor
  • Moravian University
  • Bethlehem, PA USA


Dr. Groller is an Associate Professor of Nursing and Public and Health at Moravian University, an AppleĀ® Distinguished School in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. She attained her B.S. in Nursing from Cedar Crest College, M.S. in Nursing from DeSales University, and Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in Nursing from the University of Kansas. She maintains active certifications in Cardiac/Vascular and Medical-Surgical nursing. Dr. Groller is internationally recognized nurse researcher, educator, and expert in the fields of obesity management, particularly bariatric and metabolic surgery education practices, and digital education pedagogies. Using results from her research and systematic review on patient education practices in weight loss surgery and multimodal writing principles she strives to develop responsible producers and critical consumers of digital health information through infographic and podcast creations on important health topics that educate a variety of audiences. Dr. Groller is well published in printed peer-reviewed clinical journals such as Surgery of Obesity and Related Disorders and electronic publications available in Apple Books. She actively serves on the Integrated Health Executive Council, SOARD editorial review board for integrated health, and CBN Committee for ASMBS. As a mother of two and certified yoga teacher, you can find her working backstage, cheering at a swim meet or engaging in yoga practices.