UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Donohoe, Marion L

School of Nursing
Family and Community Health Systems

Marion Donohoe started Pediatric Nursing in 1989 at St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital. In the Pediatric Intensive Care, she cared for some of the first children infected by HIV contaminated blood products. While in Washington, DC she worked in the PICU at Georgetown University Medical Center with complex cardiac, trauma cases and neonatal nursing. She obtained her MSN at George Mason University with an advanced nursing clinical specialty in Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN). Several internships and fellowships developed interests in health policy related to the developmental needs of children and adolescents. Her Post Masters Certificate in Pediatric and School Nurse Practitioner led her to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital caring for children, youth and their families infected and affected by HIV/AIDS in the primary care, specialty care and researcher role during the Pediatric AIDS Clinical Trials Group research between 1998 and 2009. In this role, she went as faculty to South Africa during the PEPFAR Initiative to prepare multidisciplinary teams for the introduction of antiretroviral therapy for the treatment of HIV in children and their families. Globally she recognized the power of Public Health and pursued the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in Public Health Nursing. During her Public Health Inquiry project, she applied science and impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences studies to the clinician role. She now applies the science by developing evidence based prevention and interventions for children and youth in disadvantaged environments affected by violence and poverty. Marion integrates her findings in her faculty role to senior nursing students of the Population Focused Health Class, in her role at the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) Track Director and the DNP Public Health Nursing Specialty Coordinator. Simulation of Living in Poverty (SLiP) is a new teaching innovation initiated in her first year at UTHSCSA that allows students to experience poverty, develop awareness and nursing practice skills as a knowledge translation strategy to address health disparities.

8/2012 - Present Assistant Professor The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Family and Community Health Systems, San Antonio, TX
2/2010 - Present Graduate Research Nurse Coordinator University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Nursing, Memphis, TN