Marianne T Marcus, EdD, RN, FAAN
Prior to her retirement and appointment as Professor Emerita in 2014, Dr. Marianne Marcus served as chair of the Department of Nursing Systems, director of the Master’s of Nursing Education degree track, and director of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Education and Research.
Her major research areas include recovery from substance use disorders and community-based participatory prevention programs. Her treatment research focuses specifically on mindfulness-based stress reduction as an adjunct to therapeutic community programs. Marcus has had federal funding to develop multidisciplinary health professionals to meet the challenges of substance abuse and to develop a master’s program in addictions nursing.
Her professional honors include election to The University of Texas Academy of Health Science Education, the Teachers College Nursing Education Alumni Association Hall of Fame and as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. She also received the Regents Outstanding Teaching Award, the John P. McGovern Award for Excellence in Medical Education from the Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA), and she was appointed the John P. McGovern Distinguished Professor of Addiction Nursing at UTHealth. She has served on numerous state and national professional organizations during her career.
Marcus joined the UTHealth School of Nursing's faculty in fall 1980 after serving on the faculties of Herbert H. Lehman College of Nursing and Columbia University School of Nursing in New York. She received her EdD degree from the University of Houston, an MA and MEd from Teachers College, Columbia, and her BSN from Columbia University.