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Eileen Sullivan-Marx,

Erline Perkins McGriff Professor
433 First Ave Room 618
New York, NY 10010
1995, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
1980, M.S., University of Rochester School of Nursing
1976, B.S.N., University of Pennsylvania
Professional Overview 
Eileen Sullivan-Marx is a nationally recognized leader in the care of older adults, sustaining models of care using advanced practice nurses locally and globally, and developing health policy in community-based, long- term care settings. Her distinguished body of research has focused on improving functional outcomes of older adults, studying factors that promote and prevent exercise in the community for frail older adults. Dean Sullivan-Marx comes to the College of Nursing from the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Nursing where she was Professor of Scholarly Practice, Associate Dean for Practice & Community Affairs, and Shearer Endowed Term Chair for Healthy Community Practices. At Penn, Dean Sullivan-Marx led and integrated the School of Nursing's award winning practice and community mission that included the school’s Program of All-Inclusive Care of the Elderly (PACE), its Living Independently For Elders (LIFE) program, the Healthy in Philadelphia Initiative, Penn Nursing Consultation Service, the Penn Council of Nurses, and the Center for Professional Development with its research and educational enterprises. She is a Distinguished Alumni of the University of Rochester School of Nursing. Most recently, Dr. Sullivan-Marx was an American Political Science Congressional Fellow and Senior Advisor to the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Honors and Awards 
2013 Doris Schwartz Gerontological Nursing Research Award
2011 Marie Hippensteel Lingeman Award for Excellence in Nursing Practice
2011 Distinguished Alumni Award, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
2011 Dean’s Professional Practice Award University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing
2010 Pennsylvania State Nurses Association Advocacy-Legislative Award
2008 Eastern Nursing Research Society The John A. Hartford Foundation Geriatric Research Award
2006-12 American Academy of Nursing Edge Runner Designation
2001 University of Rochester School of Nursing Distinguished Alumni Award
1998 Springer Publishing Company Research Award for most outstanding project, “Relative Work Values of Nurse Practitioner Services American Nurses Association Council for Nursing Research 1998 Research Utilization Conference
1993 Sigma Theta Tau International Best of Image Award for scholarly excellence in research, "Functional Status Outcomes of a Nursing Intervention in Hospitalized Elderly"
1986 Pennsylvania Nurses' Association, Nursing Practice Award
Pennsylvania RN - Active
Professional Membership 
2011-13 Board Member, American Academy of Nursing (Elected)
2010-present American Geriatrics Society
2000-2007 Society for Advancement of Nursing Science
2000-present Eastern Nursing Research Society
1980-present Gerontological Society of America
1980-present Sigma Theta Tau, Xi Chapter
1972-present American Nurses Association
1972-present Pennsylvania Nurses Association
Clinical Practice / Clinical Interests 

Primary Care, Gerontology

Brody, A.A. & Sullivan-Marx, E.M. (2012). The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Implications for geriatric nurses and patients. Journal of Geriatric Nursing, 38, 3-5. 10.3928/00989134-20121008-01.
Sullivan-Marx, E.M., Mangione, K.K., Ackerson, T., Sidorov, I., Maislin, G., Volpe, S.L., & Craik, R. (2011). Recruitment and retention strategies among older African-American women enrolled in an exercise study at a PACE Program. The Gerontologist, 51, S73-S81. 10.1093/geront/gnr001, PMCID: PMC3106366.
De Geest, S., Sullivan-Marx, E.M., Rich, V., Spichiger, E., Schwendimann, R., Spirig, R., & Van Maleren, G. (2010). Developing a financial framework for academic service partnerships: Models of the U.S. and Europe. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 42, 295-304. 10.1111/j.1547-5069.2010.01355.x.
Sullivan-Marx, E.M., Bradway, C.W., & Barnsteiner, J. (2010). Innovative collaborations: A case study for academic owned nursing practice. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 42, 50-57. 10.1111/j.1547-5069.2009.01324.x.
Sullivan-Marx, E.M., Cuesta, C.L., & Ratcliffe, S.J. (2008). Exercise among urban dwelling older adults at risk for health disparities. Research in Gerontological Nursing, 1, 33-41. 10.3928/19404921-20080101-07.
Sullivan-Marx, E.M. (2008). Lessons learned from advanced practice nursing payment. Policy, Politics, and Nursing Practice, 9, 121-126. 10.1177/1527154408318098.
Hanrahan, N.P., & Sullivan-Marx, E.M. (2005). Practice patterns and potential solutions to the shortage of providers of older adult mental health services. Policy, Politics, and Nursing Practice, 6, 236-245. 10.1177/1527154405279195.
Sullivan-Marx, E.M., & Maislin, G. (2000). Comparison of nurse practitioner and family physician relative work values. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 32, 71-76. 10.1111/j.1547-5069.2000.00071.x.
Sullivan-Marx, E.M., Happ, M.B., Bradley, K.J., & Maislin, G. (2000). Nurse practitioner services: Content and relative work value. Nursing Outlook, 48, 269-275. 10.1067/mno.2000.109062.
Sullivan-Marx, E.M., Strumpf, N.E., Evans, L.K., Baumgarten, M., & Maislin, G. (1999). Predictors of continued physical restraint use among nursing home residents following restraint reduction efforts. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 47, 342-348.
Sullivan-Marx, E.M. (1994). Delirium and physical restraint in the hospitalized elderly. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 26, 295-300. 10.1111/j.1547-5069.1994.tb00337.x.
Wanich, C.K., Sullivan-Marx, E.M., Gottlieb, G.L., & Johnson, J.C.. (1992). Functional status outcomes of a nursing intervention in hospitalized elderly. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 24, 201-207. 10.1111/j.1547-5069.1992.tb00719.x.
Gottlieb, G.L., Johnson, J., Wanich, C., & Sullivan, E. (1991). Delirium in the mentally ill elderly: Operationalizing the DSM-III criteria. International Psychogeriatrics, 3, 181-196. 10.1017/S1041610291000650.