Dr. Wilson completed her PhD in Nursing at the Washington State University College of Nursing in Spokane under the guidance of Dr. John Roll within the Program of Excellence in Rural Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment. She is faculty of WSU’s Program of Excellence in Addictions Research and core faculty of the Sleep and Performance Research Center. She is board certified in Pain Management Nursing from the American Nurses Credentialing Center & American Society for Pain Management Nursing. She has experience as a nurse scientist leading clinical research in acute care settings and has a passion for empowering nurses through engagement with evidence-based practice and research projects. She has published research testing Internet-based self-management programs to assist patients with persistent (chronic) pain and depressive symptoms. Her current focus is on how opioid use and addiction can be addressed within persistent pain populations with a focus on adoption of non-pharmacologic strategies and improving sleep.
- PhD in Nursing, Washington State University College of Nursing, Spokane, WA
- Masters in Public Health, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
- Associates in Nursing, Gloucester County College, Sewell, NJ
- Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Pain, sleep, self-management of chronic conditions, online interventions, evidence-based nursing practice.
Pain, sleep, symptom self-management
Randomized clinical trials, survey research
Selected Funded Research
- CIVIC Innovation Challenge: Equalizing access to non-opioid strategies with community-embedded online pain management tools – Marian Wilson (PI) funded by National Science Foundation 2022-2023.
- Association between cannabis and pain outcomes in a Tribally operated clinic – Stacy Rasmus (PI), Michael McDonald (Sub-award PI), Marian Wilson (Co-PI) funded by National Cancer Institute (NCI)/ National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)/National Institutes of Health 2021-2025.
- COMFORT: Community-engaged Options to Maximize and Facilitate Opioid Reduction through Treatment – Marian Wilson (PI) funded by Institute of Translational Health Sciences/National Institutes of Health and Rayce Rudeen Foundation 2020-2021.
- Re-thinking Education on Substance Use with Inter-Professional Education and Collaborative Teams using Medication-Assisted Treatment (RESPECT-MAT) – Marian Wilson (PD) funded by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) 2020-2022.
- Homemade respirator masks in a pandemic – Roschelle Fritz (PI), Marian Wilson (PI), Shawn Brow (PI) funded by Washington State University – Vancouver Office of Research. 2020-2021. Mask Construction Guidelines
- Piloting smart home sensors to detect overnight respiratory and withdrawal symptoms in adults prescribed opioids – Marian Wilson (PI), Roschelle Fritz (PI) funded by Rayce Rudeen Foundation and the National Institute of Nursing Research 2019.
- Automated smart home assessment to support pain management – Roschelle Fritz (PI), Marian Wilson (PI) funded by National Institute of Nursing Research, Touchmark Foundation, the Washington State University Nursing Linblad Scholarship Funds 2018.
- Rethinking Education on Substance use through inter-Professional Education and Rural Community Training (RESPECT) – Dawn E. DeWitt (PI), Marian Wilson (Co-I) funded by U.S. Health & Human Services, Health Resources & Services Administration 2019-2024.
- Interdisciplinary curricula on team review of patients on chronic opioids for rural community clinics – Marian Wilson (PI), Barbara Richardson (PI) Northwest Center for Public Health Practice/University of Washington Community-based Training Partner Funds 2019.
- Piloting a sham hyperbaric oxygen treatment to reduce pain, sleep disturbance, and opioid withdrawal symptoms – Marian Wilson (PI) funded by Washington State University Office of Research, Advancement and Partnerships 2019.
- The impact of shift- accumulated fatigue on patient care and risk of post-shift driving collisions among 12-hour day and night – Lois James (PI), Marian Wilson (Co-I) funded by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)/U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 2018-2021.
- EMPOWER: Evaluating the ability to reduce Morphine equivalent dose for chronic Pain patients receiving Opioid-therapy through a Web-based E-Health self-management program: a Randomized multi-site clinical trial in primary care – John T. Winhusen (PI), Marian Wilson (Sub-award PI) funded by National Institute of Drug Abuse/National Institutes of Health 2017-2023.
- Mutual effects of sleep and pain in Veterans with chronic pain: A supplemental grant to R01: Hypnosis and meditation for pain management in Veterans: Efficacy and mechanisms – Mark Jensen (PI), Rhonda Williams (PI), Marian Wilson (Sub-award PI) funded by National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health/National Institutes of Health 2016-1019.
- A survey of marijuana use among people receiving opioid medicine – Rebecca Craft (PI) Marian Wilson (Sub-study PI) funded by Washington State University Grand Challenge Seed Grant 2016-2017.
- Survey of sleep health among healthcare workers in a community hospital – Marian Wilson (PI) funded by Kootenai Health and Pullman Regional Hospital 2016-2017.
- Effects of hyperbaric oxygen on methadone dose reduction and opioid withdrawal symptoms – Matt Layton (PI), Raymond Quock (PI), Marian Wilson (Co-I) funded by Washington State University Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Program 2015-2016.
- Internet-based pain self-management for persistent pain populations on methadone-Marian Wilson (PI) funded by Washington State University Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Program 2015-2016.
- Reliability, validity, and pilot outcomes of the Functional Pain Scale for inpatient adult persistent pain populationsPaul Arnstein (PI), Deborah Gentile (Co-I), Marian Wilson (Co-I) funded by the American Society for Pain Management Nursing 2015-2016.
- Testing an internet-based depression management program for patients with chronic illnesses and depressive symptoms– Marian Wilson (PI) funded by Inland Northwest Community Foundation 2014-2015.
Areas of Expertise
Pain, symptom self-management, palliative care, oncology, mental health, web-based interventions, compassion satisfaction/compassion fatigue, nurse engagement in multi-discipline research.
- American Society for Pain Management Nursing (ASPMN), 2010-present
- Institute of Translational Health Sciences, 2011-present
- Review Board, Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 2007-present
- Review Board, Pain Management Nursing, Official Journal of the ASPMN, 2012-present
Wilson, M., Dolor, R.J., Lewis, D., Regan, S.L., Vonder Meulen, M.B., Winhusen, T. J. (2022). Opioid dose and pain effects of an online pain self-management program to augment usual care in adults with chronic pain: A multi-site randomized clinical trial. PAIN, 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000002785. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1097/j.pain.0000000000002785 .
Turner, H., Oliver, J., Compton, P., Matteliano, D., Sowicz, T. J., Strobbe, S., St. Marie, B., Wilson, M. (2021). Pain management and risks associated with substance use: Practice recommendations. Pain Management Nursing. Epub ahead of print Dec. 26, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmn.2021.11.002
Wilson, M., Bray, B.S., Remsberg, C. M., Kobayashi, R., Richardson, B.A. (2021) Interprofessional education on opioid use and pain identifies team-based learning needs. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, 13(4), 429–437. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cptl.2020.11.011.
Wilson, M., Klein, T., Bindler, R., Kaplan, L. (2020). Shared decision-making for patients using cannabis for pain symptom management in the United States. Pain Management Nursing, 22(1), 15–20. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmn.2020.09.009.
Wilson, M., Finlay, M., Orr, M., Barbosa-Leiker, C., Sherazi, N., Roberts, M. L. A., Layton, M., Roll, J. M. (2018). Engagement in online pain self-management improves pain in adults on medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorders. Addictive Behaviors, 86, 130-137. PMID: 29731244. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2018.04.019
Wilson, M., Shaw, M. R., Roberts, M. (2018). Opioid initiation to substance use treatment: “They just want to feel normal.” Nursing Research, 67(5),369-378. Epub ahead of print July 26. doi: 10.1097/NNR.0000000000000298
Wilson, M., Gogulski, H. Y., Cuttler, C., Bigand, T. L., Oluwoye, O., Barbosa-Leiker, C., Roberts, M. A. (2017). Cannabis use moderates the relationship between pain and negative affect in adults with opioid use disorder. Addictive Behaviors, 77, 225-231. doi:10.1016/j.addbeh.2017.10.012
Wilson, M., Permito, R., English, A., Albritton, S., Coogle, C., Van Dongen, H.P.A. (2017). Performance and sleepiness in nurses working 12-hour day shifts or nights shifts in a community hospital. Accident Analysis and Prevention. Epub ahead of print October 6, 2017.
Wilson, M., Shaw, M. (2017). Participant perspectives on benefits and challenges of engaging in an online pain self-management program. International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics, 12(4). doi:10.4018/IJHISI.201710010
Wilson, M., Ramsay, S., Young, K. (2017). Engaging overweight adolescents in a health and fitness program using wearable activity trackers. Journal of Pediatric Health Care. Epub ahead of print May 11, 2017.
Newcomb, P., Wilson, M., Baine, R., McCarthy, T., Krauser, D., Nixon, C. (2017). Patient satisfaction among frequent users of emergency departments who present with pain. Journal of Emergency Nursing. Epub ahead of print May 17, 2017.
Wilson, M., Hewes, C., Barbosa-Leiker, C., Mason, M., Wuestney, K. A., Shuen, J. A., Wilson, M. P. (2017). Engaging adults with chronic disease in online depressive symptom self-management. Western Journal of Nursing Research. Epub ahead of print January 30, 2017.
Günüşen, N. P., Wilson, M., Aksoy, B. (2017). Secondary traumatic stress and burnout among Muslim nurses caring for chronically ill children in a Turkish hospital. Journal of Transcultural Nursing. Epub ahead of print January 30, 2017.
Sleutel, M., Barbosa-Leiker, C., Wilson, M. (2015). Psychometric testing of the Healthcare Evidence-based Practice Assessment Tool (HEAT). Journal of Nursing Measurement, 23(3), 485-498.
Wilson, M., Roll, J., Corbett, C., Barbosa-Leiker, C. (2015). Empowering patients with persistent pain using an Internet-based self-management program. Pain Management Nursing, 16(4), 503-14. doi:10.1016/j.pmn.2014.09.009
Wilson, M., Ice, S., Nakashima, C., Cox, L.A., Morse, E., Philip, G., Vuong, E. (2015). Striving for evidence-based practice innovations through a hybrid model journal club. Nurse Education Today, 35(5), 657-662. Advance online publication February 21, 2015. doi:http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1016/ j.nedt. 2015.01.026
Wilson, M., Sleutel, M., Newcomb, P., Walsh, J., Behan, D., Wells, J., Baldwin, K. (2015). Empowering nurses with evidence-based practice environments: Surveying Magnet, Pathway to Excellence, and non-Magnet facilities in one health care system. Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing, 12(1), 12-21. Advance online publication January 16, 2015. doi:10.1111/wvn.12077
Thompson, A., Wilson, M., James, T., Symbal, J., Izumi, S. (2013). Feasibility study to implement nurse-delivered massage for pain management. Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing, 15(7), 403-409.
Wilson, M., Roll, J., Pritchard, P., Masterson, B., Howell, D., Barbosa-Leiker, C. (2013). Depression and pain interference among emergency department chronic pain patients. Journal of Emergency Nursing. Advance online publication April 26, 2013.
Smart, D., English, A., James, J., Wilson, M., Daratha, K., Childers, B., Magera, C. (2013). Factors associated with compassion fatigue and compassion satisfaction among healthcare workers. Nursing and Health Sciences. Advance online publication May 13, 2013.
Masterson, B., Wilson, M. (2012). Pain care management in the Emergency Department: A retrospective review to examine one program’s effectiveness. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 38(5), 429-434.
Wilson, M. (2011). Integrating the concept of pain interference into pain management. Pain Management Nursing. Advance online publication November 9, 2011. doi:10.1016/j.pmn. 2011.06.004