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Emily Marlow (previously Lanier), , FNP-C, RN

University of Michigan DNP
Home Alexandria VA United States


Emily Lanier is a Family Nurse Practitioner with specialty in orthopaedics and licensed by the state of Virginia to provide orthopaedic healthcare to patients of all ages. She has been practicing for over 10 years in the clinical setting and her scope of practice encompasses health promotion, disease prevention, diagnosis and management of common and complex orthopaedic problems. Her career in nursing began in 1994 when she earned an academic and athletic scholarships from Madonna University, Livonia, MI where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Then advancing her career at University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill School of Nursing completing a Masters in Science of Nursing (MSN) in 2006. After obtaining her MSN she completed a one-year post-graduate Orthopaedic fellowship at the UNC Department of Orthopaedics. At present, Emily is working on her DNP at University of Michigan School of Nursing, Ann Arbor, MI and is expected to graduate in May, 2018. Currently, Emily’s passion is directed towards reducing obesity in adults. Like other chronic diseases, obesity requires responsible, comprehensive treatment, including ongoing care. In response to the alarming long-term health and financial impacts of obesity on the patient which tandems parallels the rise of health care costs her research is focused on how very low-calorie diets improve metabolic syndrome. It is not enough to treat the risk factors of obesity with medicines but more importantly an effort must be made to strike at the underlying causes of the disease.


Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Nurse Leader – Diabetes/Obesity
Dissertation: Does Utilizing Very Low-Calorie Diet Improve Metabolic Syndrome