Professor, Nursing and Public Health
Health Promotion Sciences Department
University of Arizona
Campus PO Box: 210203
Tucson, AZ 85721
Marylyn Morris McEwen Ph. D. is currently an associate professor at the University of Arizona College of Nursing. Dr. McEwen received her BS, MS, and Ph.D. all at the University of Arizona. In 2009 she was inducted into the American Academy of Nursing. Dr. McEwen has been an active member of the American Public Health Association for 22 years and has assumed an active leadership role in the Public Health Nursing Section. Dr. McEwen’s program of research is decreasing health disparities among Mexican Americans in the US-Mexico border region. She is currently the PI of a 5-year study funded by the NIH, Minority Health and Health Disparities to conduct an intervention study, using community based participatory research principles, to build family capacity for Mexican American adults with type 2 diabetes. Another focus of her research is building community capacity through academic-community partnerships. Dr. McEwen has worked for 20 years on binational health issues and US-Mexico border health projects, and rural health issues.