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Marie T. Nolan, PhD, MPH, RN

FAAN
Professor
Executive Vice Dean
M. Adelaide Nutting Endowed Chair
Marie Nolan
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Specialties and Expertise

  • Education
  • End of Life
  • Ethics
  • Family
  • Family Health
  • Palliative Care

Overview

Marie Nolan is internationally known for her work on patient and family decision making in the face of critical illness. Her pioneering end-of-life research has revealed that instead of the autonomous decision making model prevalent in clinical practice and health care policy, most critically ill patients prefer shared decision making with their family and physician. Moreover, these preferences remain stable over time, even as health declines significantly. At the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Dr. Nolan is professor and executive vice dean. She also previously served as associate dean for Academic Affairs, chair of the Department of Acute and Chronic Care and director of the PhD Program. Dr. Nolan was the Johns Hopkins director of the China PhD Program Collaboration between Peking Union Medical College (PUMC) and JHSON funded by the China Medical Board of New York. This collaboration led to PUMC producing the first graduates of a PhD program in nursing in China. She is also past president of the International Network for Doctoral Education in Nursing (INDEN). Dr. Nolan holds a joint faculty appointment in the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and has served on advisory panels of the National Institutes of Health regarding end-of-life care research. Widely published in the nursing and multidisciplinary research literature, Dr. Nolan received the Distinguished Career Achievement Award from the Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses Association and was inducted into the Sigma International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame for her work.

Additional Resources

Below are selected resources. For more information, please see full CV.

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  • Publications/Research

    Asano, R., Kellogg, A., Sulmasy, D., Anderson, K.M., Nolan, M.T. (in press). Religious Involvement, Depressive Symptoms, and Burden in Caregivers of Terminally Ill Patients. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing.

    Abshire, MA, Nolan MT, Dy SM, Gallo, JJ (2020). What matters when doctors die: A qualitative study of family perspectives, PLos ONE 15(6), e0235138, PMID: 32574209

    Schneider JK, Bender CM, Madigan EA, Nolan MT. (2020). Facilitating the academic success of international PhD students, Nursing Education Perspectives, 41(1), 20-25. PMID: 31860480 DOI: 10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000489

    Mealy MA, Kozachik SL, Cook LJ, Totonis L, Salazar RA, Allen JK, Nolan MT, Smith TJ, Levy M. (2020). Scrambler therapy improves pain in neuromyelitis optica: A randomized controlled trial. Neurology, 5;94(18):e1900-e1907. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000009370. Epub 2020 Apr 8. PMID:32269109

    Schneider JK, Bender CM, Madigan EA, Nolan MT. (2020). Facilitating the academic success of international PhD students, Nursing Education Perspectives, 41(1), 20-25. PMID: 31860480 DOI: 10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000489

    Uveges MK, Hamilton JB, DePriest K, Boss R, Hinds PS, Nolan MT. (2019). The Influence of Parents' Religiosity or Spirituality on Decision Making for Their Critically Ill Child: An Integrative Review. Journal of Palliative Medicine. 22(11):1455-1467. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2019.0154. PMID: 31369318

    Gallo, JJ, Abshire M, Hwang S, Nolan MT (2019). Advance directives, medical conditions, and preferences for end of-life care among physicians: 12-year follow-up of the Johns Hopkins Precursors Study, Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 57(3):556-565 PMID: 30576712

  • Awards/Honors

    2019 Distinguished Career Achievement Award, Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses Association

    2015 Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Excellence Award, American Association of Colleges of Nursing

    2012 Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame, Sigma Theta Tau International

    2009 Fellow, American Academy of Nursing