Marilyn Davies

PhD, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor
Health & Community Systems
School of Nursing
415 Victoria Building
3500 Victoria Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

412-624-9552

Profile

My primary research interest relates to the design, development, and field testing of health technology tools that identify risk for obesity in preschoolers who attend community-based health centers and the provision of age-appropriate health information to their parents/guardians that offers suggestions for the management of emergent obesity risk factors. A primary goal is to increase provider awareness that anticipatory obesity risk assessment and prevention efforts can be started well before children cross the threshold of obesity.

Teaching

I teach three graduate courses: “Research for Evidence Based Practice 2”, ”Manuscript Development,” and “Public Policy in Health Care."

Service

I am a member of an advisory board to Pittsburgh Action Against Rape. I am an active member of Sigma Theta Tau, and I am a member of the International Society of Nurses in Genetics.