Extramural Research Nursing Advisory Committee
Marilyn DeLuca, PhD, RN
Consultant, Healthcare & Philanthropy
New York University School of Medicine
Dr. Marilyn A. DeLuca is a leader in global health and Principal of the consultancy, Global Health-Health Systems-Philanthropy. She is a Research Assistant Professor in the School of Medicine and Associate Adjunct Professor in the College of Nursing at New York University (NYU). With extensive experience in global and domestic health care systems, health reform, workforce, measurement, quality and research, DeLuca held clinical practice and leadership roles in large integrated health systems. She works with governments, non-governmental organizations, universities and key stakeholders including the World Health Organization (WHO), World Bank, African Development Bank, Global Health Workforce Alliance (GHWA) and Clinton Global Initiative. Dr. DeLuca is a member of the Board of Directors of IntraHealth International, an NGO focused on building the health workforce, which has worked in 90 countries. She has served on the Advisory Board of the Heyman Center for Fundraising and Philanthropy, NYU. Dr. DeLuca also advises and works with private and public donors, primarily benefiting the health sector. As founding Executive Director of a family foundation focused on the professional health workforce, she developed novel and enduring grant programs to address the US professional nursing shortage and continues her leadership work in professional nursing. Dr. DeLuca holds two Masters degrees and earned a PhD in public administration with a concentration in comparative health systems and reform politics at NYU (Wagner). Marilyn was featured in the book and project, The American Nurse, which inspired the 2014 documentary film of the same title. Her publications include peer reviewed journal manuscripts; columns on global health issues as a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Global Advances in Health and Medicine and author and guest–editor of the September 2015 issue of the journal World Health and Population, focused on global workforce. She is author of several book chapters and two books, including Transforming the Global Health Workforce (2013), for which she is lead editor and contributing author.
Susan J. Henly, PhD, RN, FAAN
and Professor Emerita
University of Minnesota School of Nursing
Dr. Sue Henly is Professor Emerita, University of Minnesota. She has dual academic training in nursing and psychometric methods. She practiced in acute care, rural/frontier health, and newborn intensive care. Her clinical research experiences— spanning settings from the community to the critical care unit—are wide-ranging: As a methodology consultant, she worked on projects including caregiver disruptions and sleep of high-risk infants, social context for breastfeeding, exercise during breast cancer treatment, neonatal resuscitation success, and hand hygiene. Dr. Henly’s recent research interests focus on health trajectories and random effects models, linking biological and biobehavioral nursing science, and PhD education in nursing science. Sue is the Editor of Nursing Research. She edited the Routledge International Handbook of Advanced Quantitative Methods in Nursing Research, published in 2016. Sue holds an appointment as Consulting Associate at Duke University, School of Nursing for the 2015-2016 academic year. She joined the Extramural Research Nursing Advisory Committee at the Heilbrunn Family Center for Research Nursing in 2016.
Gwenyth R. Wallen, PhD, RN
Acting Chief Nurse Officer and Chief of Nursing Research and Translational Science for the NIH Clinical Center
As Chief Nurse Officer (CNO) and member of the Clinical Center executive team, Dr. Wallen directs patient care services that support intramural clinical research activities conducted at the National Institutes of Health, Clinical Center, the 200 bed research hospital and ambulatory care facility in Bethesda, Maryland. She is responsible for all patient care units, including critical care, inpatient units, day hospital and ambulatory programs with an annual operating budget of approximately $77 million and which include approximately 599 clinical research nurses and administrative staff. Dr. Wallen represents the Clinical Center, and provides international leadership, in defining the roles of clinical research nurses within the clinical research infrastructure and in setting standards for integrating patient care and management of the clinical research process. She provides executive leadership for the nursing research program at the Clinical Center with an individual clinical research portfolio including specializations in health behavior and health disparities research with emphasis on mixed methodologies and measurement in end-of-life care, integrative health and vulnerable populations. Dr. Wallen is a member of the Eunice Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Institutional Review Board. She serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor for Behavioral and Community Health, University of Maryland, School of Public Health and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Uniformed Services University Graduate School of Nursing. Dr. Wallen has a BS in Nursing from the University of Maryland, a MA in Business Management and Supervision from Central Michigan University, and a PhD in Health Education from the University of Maryland. In 2008 she completed the 2-year University of Arizona Fellowship in Integrative Medicine as part of her developing portfolio of integrative health research.