Marjorie A Muecke, PhD, RN, FAAN
Assistant Dean for Global Health Affairs; Associate Director, WHO Collaborating Center for Nursing & Midwifery Leadership; Adjunct Professor Nursing
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Room 457 Fagin Hall
418 Curie Blvd.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-4217
tel: (215) 573-3050
Dr. Marjorie Muecke (“mecka”) is Assistant Dean, Global Health Affairs; Associate Director, WHO Collaborating Center for Nursing and Midwifery Leadership; and Adjunct Professor of Family and Community Health at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. She is a Paul G Rogers Ambassador for Global Health Research. She holds an MA from New York University in Nursing in Child Psychiatry, and MA and PhD in sociocultural anthropology from the University of Washington, Seattle. She is committed to promoting equity in opportunities for health and access to appropriate health care in lower income countries through the education of nursing students and other health care providers.
Prior to joining the Penn Nursing School in 2006, she was Professor in the University of Washington (UW) School of Nursing; served on UW’s International Health Program faculty; and was Director (2000-4) of the Southeast Asia Center and Studies Program at the Jackson School of International Studies. She was Program Officer in Reproductive Health & Sexuality for the Ford Foundation in New York 1993-8.
She is fluent in spoken, reading and written Thai, and reads French, Spanish and German.
Dr. Muecke has received grant funding from the Ford Foundation, Fulbright, NICHD, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the University of Washington, and the US Dept. of Education. She has been a visiting scholar at ChiangMai University Faculty of Nursing and Women’s Studies Center; at the Institute of Education, University of London; and at the University of Melbourne’ Women’s Studies Research Center. She has served on the editorial boards of a variety of journals including Culture, Health and Sexuality, the Thai Journal of Nursing Research, the Medical Anthropology Quarterly. She had led study abroad trips for nursing students and nurses to Botswana, Thailand, Indonesia and Nepal. Her research focuses upon the shifting interplay of gender and socioeconomic status upon health across generations and the life span in urban northern Thai families. She also has numerous publications on the health of resettled refugees in the USA.
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