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Center For Health Disparities Research

Core Investigators

Dr. Marilyn Laken

Marilyn Laken, PhD, RN
College of Nursing

Complete Biographical Sketch

Primary Areas

  • Maternal-Child Nursing
  • Access to Care
  • Substance Abuse Treatment for Women

Funded Research

Health-e-AME Website.  Department of Defense, 2000-2002.  M Laken (PI), Funding Level: $345,000.

Preferred Futures Studies for Children and Youth of Charleston, C.R.Bard and Blackbaud, Inc. June 2001. M Laken (PI).  Funding level:  $15,000.

Rural/Urban School-Based Clinic Network, Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, July 2001 - June 2006. M Laken (PI), J Grossman (Co-PI) T. Hulsey (Co-PI). Funding Level: $1,452,347.

MUSC Telehealth Program. Department of Defense, 2000-2002. M Laken (PI). Funding Level: $2,000,000.

Health-e-AME Faith Based Physical Activity Initiative, CDC. 2002-2005. M Laken (PI), S. Wilcox (Co-PI). Funding Level $1,257,640

Project EXPORT: MUSC, NIH #1 P60 MD00267. S. Slaughter (PI), M Laken (Head of Administrative Core). Funding Level $2,245,320

Recent Publications

Hulsey T, Laken M, Miller V, and Ager J (2000). The Influence of Attitudes About Unintended Pregnancy on Use of Prenatal and Postpartum Care. Journal of Perinatology 20(8): Part 1, 513-19.

McComish JF, Greenberg R, Ager J, Chruscial, H., Laken M (2000). Survival Analysis of Three Treatment Modalities in a Residential Substance Abuse Program for Women and Children. Outcomes Management for Nursing Practice; 4(2):71-77.

Miller V, Laken M, Ager J, and Essenmacher L (2000). Contraceptive decision making among Medicaid-eligible women. Journal of Community Health; 25(6):473-480.

Keefe M, Leuner J, and Laken M (2000). Integrating Research, Practice and Education: The Caring for the Community Initiative. Nursing and Health Care Perspectives; 21(6):287-292.

Monnier, J, Laken, M, and Carter, C (2002). Patient and Caregiver Interest in Internet-Based Cancer Services. Cancer Practice, 10:305-310.

Greenberg RS, and Laken M: Healthy South Carolina Initiative: Sustainable University/Community Partnerships Addressing Vulnerable Populations in Meeting Health Needs in the 21st Century, AAHC Press, pp 101-115, 2003.

Laken M, O’Rourke K, Duffy N, Swinton R, Jordan J. (2004) Use of the Internet for Health Information by African Americans with Modifiable Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease. Telemedicine Journal and e-Health. Telemedicine Journal and e-Health; 10:304-10


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