Marik Moen, Ph.D, MPH, RN, an assistant professor in the University of Maryland School of Nursing, has been named the 2018-19 recipient of the Excellence in Advancing Nursing Science Award by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
Moen will be honored at AACN’s 2019 Doctoral Education Conference in San Diego, going on through Saturday, where she will present her award-winning study, “Social Stability as a Consistent Measure of Social Context in a Low-Income Population.”
The award recognizes an outstanding dissertation, by a student in a doctorate in nursing or Doctor of Nursing Science program, that has the potential to advance science, education, practice and/or policy and adds to the scientific basis for nursing practice.
A member of the UMSON faculty since 2007, Moen earned her doctorate from UMSON in May and teaches in the Community/Public Health Nursing master’s specialty. This program prepares students to assume a leadership role in addressing large-scale health challenges that impact entire communities, with a strong focus on population health, social justice, and evidence-based programs. She also coordinates a program with the JACQUES Initiative at the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Institute of Human Virology to transition hospitalized individuals living with HIV, who are not engaged in outpatient care, back to the community by providing intensive home/community case management and care coordination.