Marilyn J. Hammer,
PhD, DC, RN
726 Broadway, 10th FloorNew York, NY 10003
Areas of Specialization
Oncology, Immunology, Glucose Metabolism
PhD, 2008, University of Washington
MN, 2007, University of Washington
BSN, 2003, University of Texas at Arlington
DC, 1998, Life Chiropractic College West
BS, 1987, Long Island University / C.W. Post Campus
Dr. Hammer’s program of research focuses on associations between glycemic status and immune function in patients with cancer. Her expanded research trajectory is focused on optimizing glycemic control in patients with cancer for better infection control, symptom management, and overall survival. Her doctoral research, at the University of Washington and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, found strong associations between abnormal glycemic status and infection and mortality rates among adult allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HCT) recipients. Her current research at NYU includes evaluating glycemic status, proinflammatory cytokine expression, and infections in adult autologous HCT recipients.
RN, New York
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science
Delta Sigma Pi Professional Business Fraternity
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Gerontological Society of America
Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, Faculty Associate in
New York University Cancer Institute, Cancer Immunology Research Program, Associate Member,
Oncology Nursing Society
Puget Sound Oncology Nursing Society (appointed co-chair, research committee 5/08 – 4/09)
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
Society for Translational Oncology (charter member)
BS NURS-UN.1247 Foundations of Genetics and Genomics for Health Care
Clinical Practice / Clinical Interests
Attending in Nursing – NYU Langone Medical Center
(2012). Diet, inflammation, and glycemic control in type 2 diabetes: An integrative review of the literature. Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism, 2012, 1-20. 10.1155/2012/542698.
(2012). Malglycemia and cancer: Introduction to a conceptual model. Oncology Nursing Forum, 39, E275-E287. 10.1188/12.ONF.E275-E287.
(2012). Stress, coping, and adaptation. In R.F. Craven, C.J. Hirnle, & S. Jensen (Eds.), Fundamentals of nursing: Human health and function (7th ed.), (pp. 1308-1336). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
(2010). Glycemic control among older adult hematopoietic cell transplant recipients. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 36, 40-50. 10.3928/00989134-20091207-99.
(2010). Success stories. In C. Auerhahn, & L. Kennedy-Malone (Eds.), Integrating gerontological content into advanced practice nursing education, (pp. 147-174). New York: Springer.
(2009). The contribution of malglycemia to mortality among allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant recipients. Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, 15, 344-351. 10.1016/j.bbmt.2008.12.488, PMCID: PMC3181426.