Marie is a public health researcher with more than 30 years of experience conducting research focused on the sexual and reproductive health of young adults. She has published widely in the area of risk and prevention of unintended pregnancy and STIs among high-risk women, men and couples and the influence of relationship and contextual factors on protective behaviors and sexual risk-taking. She has received many research grant awards, as well as the 2008 Carl Schultz Award for Lifetime Achievement in the field of Population, Family Planning and Reproductive Health (PFPRH) from the PFPRH Section of APHA. With funding from NICHD, her current research includes work to further understanding of HIV acquisition/transmission by increasing knowledge regarding the intersection between reproductive behavior and HIV prevention. The goal of her five-year CDC grant is to evaluate the expansion of Medicaid and delivering Medicaid services through the Coordinated Care Organization model on the health of Medicaid-eligible women of reproductive age, mothers and infants in Oregon. She is dedicated to the use of research findings to inform policies and practices that improve the health of young adult women and men.
In distinguished company (pdf) from Arches: The alumni magazine of the University of Puget Sound
Contribution to Science
New and existing prevention methods which are acceptable to women and within their personal control
Male involvement in pregnancy and disease prevention with a focus on young adult Latinos
Influence of relationship dynamics on protective behaviors and sexual risk-taking among at risk young adults
Couple studies: Prevention of unintended pregnancy and STIs among young Latino adults
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Complete List of Published Work listed at NCBI.