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 executive 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
- “Homemade Respirator Masks in a Pandemic.” Roschelle Fritz (PI), Marian Wilson (PI), Shawn Brow (PI). Funded by WSU- Vancouver Office of Research. $8k. 2020-2021. Mask Construction Guidelines
- 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 – funded by National Institute of Drug Abuse.
- Effects of hyperbaric oxygen on opioid withdrawal symptoms – funded by Washington State University Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Program.
- 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 – funded by National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
- A survey of marijuana use among people receiving opioid medicine : A sub-study to Marijuana use: Health benefits vs. health risk – funded by WSU Grand Challenge Seed Grant
- Internet-based Pain Self-Management for Persistent Pain Populations on Methadone Maintenance -funded by Washington State University Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Program – $30,000
- Reliability, Validity, and Pilot Outcomes of the Functional Pain Scale for Inpatient Adult Persistent Pain Populations – funded by American Society for Pain Management Nursing
- Testing an Internet-based Depression Management Program for Patients with Chronic Illnesses and Depressive Symptoms – funded by Inland Northwest Community Foundation
- Survey of sleep health among healthcare workers in a community hospital – funded by Kootenai Health and Pullman Regional Hospital.
- Evaluation of evidence-based practice self-efficacy, ability, desire, and behaviors among RN-to-BSN students
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
- National League for Nursing, 2012-present
- American Pain Society, 2014-present
- Sigma Theta Tau Delta Chi Chapter-at-large, Board member/Director, 2015-present
Honors & Awards
- Outstanding Undergraduate Faculty Award College of Nursing Washington State University, 2017
- Excellence in Nursing Research Award Sigma Theta Tau Delta Chi Chapter-at-Large, 2016
- Induction into Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, 2009
- Kootenai Health Nurse of the Year (advanced practice category), 2009
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