A nationally recognized leader in nursing practice, education and research, Marie Ann Marino, EdD, RN, FAAN, will join Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) as the new dean of the Jefferson College of Nursing effective June 1.
She previously worked at Stony Brook University School of Nursing as the associate dean for academic affairs and strategic partnerships.
“I bring with me a passionate commitment to build on the legacy of excellence that has been the cornerstone of the Jefferson College of Nursing,” Dr. Marino said. “I appreciate Jefferson’s academic trajectory and aspire to bring the College to new heights in the areas of education, research and community engagement.”
U.S. News & World Report recently named Jefferson No. 85 (up from No. 157) nationally in its 2019 rankings of Best Nursing Schools: Masters.
“This is a true testament to the exemplary and transformative academics that are the Jefferson College of Nursing, its faculty and students,” Dr. Marino said.
She said she deeply values Jefferson’s commitment to high-level collaboration and plans to capitalize on this momentum through the development of impactful and transformative partnerships across the Jefferson Enterprise.
“These partnerships will be ones that position Jefferson College of Nursing faculty and students as key players in the design of bold and next-generation solutions to today’s healthcare challenges and the acceleration of their implementation in populations and areas of need,” Dr. Marino said.
Her scholarly interests are in the utilization of team-based models of healthcare that directly impact policy and improve outcomes in multiple populations. An advocate for the essential role nurses play in leading multidisciplinary teams, she has developed and disseminated toolkits that validate the importance of nurse-led teams in improving healthcare outcomes for vulnerable individuals, families and populations across settings. Her work in development, implementation and evaluation of these multidisciplinary partnerships was nationally recognized by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’ Exemplary Academic-Practice Partnership Award in 2015.
Her research portfolio focuses on determinants of health affecting community-dwelling elders. Dr. Marino serves as principal investigator on a Health Resources and Services Administration-funded grant that developed and implemented a novel, nurse-led, multidisciplinary team-based model that increases access to preventive healthcare for vulnerable populations. This front-line model has improved outcomes for more than 900 seniors and has educated more than 300 multidisciplinary faculty and students and has been internationally disseminated across disciplines. Additionally, she has collaborated with investigators from medicine/epidemiology, computer science and engineering to explore utilization of wearable sensors and digital biomarkers to improve select outcomes in community-dwelling elders.
For the past 28 years, Dr. Marino also has maintained a clinical practice as a pediatric nurse practitioner/forensic medical examiner, conducting more than 3,000 medical evaluations of child victims of abuse and violence. She has provided expert testimony in more than 300 proceedings nationally.