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Marik Moen, ,ACRN

University of Maryland PhD
Home Baltimore MD United States


I have almost 15 years experience in collaborative work around health disparities with a special focus on community health, HIV, infectious diseases, and nursing care and education. I look forward to gaining the competencies via doctoral scholarship to better understand and address underlying mechanisms contributing to health disparities/poor health outcomes for individuals and populations most affected by social determinants of health. In particular, I wish to translate my learning into educating others, especially nurses and policy makers, to apply in their practices. I am branching out into new but familiar territory concerning the health of veterans and similar populations and how community/public health practitioners and institutions can better serve them. I currently have an active community health clinical site partnership with an African-American congregation, the UMSOM-JACQUES Initiative and other University of Maryland Baltimore professional schools, where we strive for interprofessional community-based and community-involved service provision. Through work with AIDSRelief/PEPFAR and the Office of Global Health, partnerships with the University of Maryland School of Medicine Institute of Human Virology, I have developed HIV-infectious diseases and global health nursing education projects in Baltimore, Rwanda, and Haiti. I continue to lead activities at the UMSON Office of Global Health in Rwanda, and co-lead project in Haiti. In addition to program implementation and development of education initiatives, my clinical career spans 10 years as nurse clinician on inpatient medical/HIV services at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and The University of Maryland Medical Center.


Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Veteran Healthcare – Individual and communities health after returning to society from institutionalized life (military or corrections) but not yet definite.
Dissertation: Not yet decided. Is there a sudden decline in health for individuals that is trigged by release from institutionalized systems (military or corrections)