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Office Hours:

Semester: Fall 2017
Office hours posted outside faculty office

Office Information:

Room Number: Thompson 322
Phone: 978-665-4608

Courses Taught:

Foundations of Nursing Lab (NURS 2700)
Core Concepts of Mental Health Nursing (NURS 3200)
Core Concepts of Mental Health Lab (NURS 3201)
Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing (NURS 3710)
Selected Nursing Practicum (NURS 4800)
Selected Nursing Practicum Seminar (NURS 4801)
RN to BS Portfolio Preparation (NURS 3650)


PhD(c) Nursing, UMass Amherst 2013 - present
M.S. Adult Mental Health Nursing, Boston University
B.S. Nursing, Hartwick College
Postgraduate Training in Family Therapy, Family Institute of Cambridge

Research Interests:

Effective Approaches to Opioid Dependence
Prevention of Adolescent Substance Abuse
Nursing Care of the Chemically Dependent

Current Projects:

Systemic Review of Effective Therapies and Medication-Assisted Treatments for Opioid Dependence

Representative Publications:

Mariolis, T., LeBlanc, R., McNamara, S. & Chandler, G. (2015). Letter to the Editor.
Response to Ray & Turkel’s Article on Emancipatory Nursing Praxis. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 38(2), May-June 2015.

Mariolis, T. & McKew, C. (May 27th 2016).  Concept-Based Mental Health Simulation Using Actors as Standardized Patients. Presentation at New York State, American Psychiatric Nurses Association Annual Conference, Malta, New York.

Mariolis, T.  (October 28th -31st 2015).  An Integrative Review of Approaches to Reduce Underage Drinking. Poster Presentation.  American Psychiatric Nurses Association 29th Annual Conference.
Orlando, Florida.

Mariolis, T. (April, 2014). The Lived Experiences of Adolescent Substance Abusers: A Research Proposal.  Poster Presentation. Sigma Theta Tau, Beta Zeta Chapter Scholarship Conference, Amherst, MA.

Mariolis, T. McKew, C. & Morgan, K. (May, 2013). Actors Redesign Mental Health Simulation. Poster Presentation. St. Anselm’s
Nursing Education Conference, Hyannis, MA.

Professional Affiliations:

2016 - present: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, Reviewer
2015 - present: Journal of Adolescent Health, Reviewer
2014 - present: Graduate Student Nurses Association, Member
2014 - present: American Psychiatric Nurses Association, Member
1985 - present: Sigma Theta Tau, Member