Mari Griffioen, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor
McDowell Hall
302-831-8389
mgriffi@udel.edu
Accepting PhD students

 

My program of research focuses on symptom biology and in particular, the underlying physiological and psychological mechanisms associated with the transition from acute to chronic pain in patients with lower extremity injuries. To assess for physiological functioning, I use quantitative sensory testing (QST) to examine thermal and mechanical sensory function; and current perception threshold (CPT) to examine peripheral nerve function. For patient reported outcomes I use PROMIS measures. To analyze the data, I use longitudinal data analysis techniques such as growth curve modeling.

Education

  • PhD, University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD
  • MS, Community and Public Health Nursing, University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD
  • BSN, University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD
  • RN Diploma, MacQueen Gibbs Willis School of Nursing, Easton, MD
Scholarship
  • Griffioen, M. A., Greenspan, J. D., Johantgen, M., Von Rueden, K., O’Toole, R.V., Dorsey, S. G. & Renn, C. L. (In press). Quantitative sensory testing and current perception threshold testing in patients with chronic pain following lower extremity fracture.  Biological Research for Nursing.
  • Griffioen, M. A., Greenspan, J. D., Johantgen, M., Von Rueden, K., O’Toole, R.V., Dorsey, S. G. & Renn, C. L. (In press). Acute pain characteristics in patients with and without chronic pain following lower extremity injury. Pain Management Nursing.
  • Griffioen, M. A., Johantgen, M., Von Rueden, K., Greenspan, J. D., Dorsey, S. G. & Renn, C. L. (2016). Characteristics of Patients with lower extremity trauma by improved and not improved pain during hospitalization: A pilot study. Pain Management Nursing, 17(1), 3-13. doi: 10.1016/j.pmn.2015.06.010
  • Griffioen, M. A., Dernetz, V. H., Yang, G. S., Griffith, K. A., Dorsey, S. G. & Renn, C. L. (2015). Evaluation of Dynamic Weight Bearing for Measuring Non-Evoked Inflammatory Hyperalgesia in Mice. Nursing Research, 64(2), 81-87.
  • Griffioen, M. A. & Halsey, N. A. (2013). Gender differences in immediate hypersensitivity reactions to vaccines. Public Health Nursing, 31(3), 206-214.
  • Halsey, N. A., Griffioen, M. A., Dreskin, S. C., Dekker, C. L., Wood, R., Sharma, D., … Vellozzi, C. and the Hypersensitivity Working Group of the Clinical Immunization Safety Assessment Network. (2013). Immediate Hypersensitivity Reactions Following Monovalent 2009 H1N1 Influenza Vaccines: Reports to VAERS. Vaccine, 31(51), 6107-6112.
  • Postal, S. & Griffioen, M. A. (2013). The Value of Increasing the Number of DNP and PhD in Nursing. The Maryland Nurse News and Journal. 3(14), 11-13.
Grants
  • NINR F31NR014986. Efficacy of Acute Pain Management on Chronic Pain Following Lower Extremity Trauma, 2014-2016. Role: PI. 
Honors and Awards
  • Young Investigator Travel Award, American Pain Society, 2017
  • AACN Outstanding Dissertation Project Award Nomination, University of Maryland School of Nursing, 2016
  • Rising Star of Research and Scholarship, Sigma Theta Tau International, 26th International Nursing Research Congress. Nominated by University of Maryland School of Nursing, 2015
  • Nursing Traineeship Award, University of Maryland School of Nursing, 2014 – 2015
  • Jonas Scholar for Excellence in Nursing Leadership, 2012 – 2014
  • Graduate Plus Award, University of Maryland School of Nursing, 2011 – 2012