Get to know Marie
I am interested in research that has the potential to improve people’s lives, especially giving a voice to disenfranchised populations. I am a child and woman’s health advocate engaged in participatory research activities to improve the lives of these priority populations. My education, diverse background, and experience in Public Health have prepared me to work in the areas of maternal and child health or infectious diseases. I know that I will succeed because I often think how our research can improve lives.
- Epidemiology, MSPH
- Community & Family Health, MPH
Publications and Other Scholarly Activities
Lawrence RH, Nazaruk D, Denis-Luque M, Tedders S (2016). “Engaging rural Georgians in Internal Revenue Service (IRS)-mandated community health needs assessments” Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association. Vol. 5, No. 4.
Detman LA, Cottrell BH, Denis-Luque MF (2010). “Exploring Dental Care Misconceptions and Barriers in Pregnancy” Birth. 37(4):318-324.
Romero-Daza N, Ruth A, Denis-Luque M, Luque J (2009). “An Alternative Model for The Provision of Services to HIV-positive Orphans in Haiti.” Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 20(4 Suppl):36-40.
Denis M, Hyer K, Lampsky M, Branch L (2004). HIV/AIDS. In: Evashwick CJ (Ed.): The Continuum of Long-Term Care: An Integrated Systems Approach (revised), (pp. 327-346). Delmar Publications Inc., Albany, NY.
- Founded a nonprofit organization that is now the only institution dedicated to HIV+ children in Haiti.
- Our work in Haiti was featured in AIDS: Living in the Shadows, a documentary produced by Voice of America, narrated by Elton John, and premiered at the 20th AIDS International Conference in Melbourne, Australia in 2014.
- Mentored high school, undergraduate and graduate students.
A Day in My Life
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
– Proverbs 3:5-6
I am Haitian-American. I am the oldest of eight children; two of my siblings still live in Haiti. I am a wife and mother of a three-year-old girl who loves playing with her toys, doing puzzles, reading books, and playing outside. We love having this sweet child who wants us to play with her after we get home from work
Words to Live By
“Nothing costs as much as caring—except not caring.”
– Bill Crowder