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Marva L. Mizell Price, DrPH, MPH, FNP, FAANP, FAAN

Associate Professor Emerita

Dr. Marva Mizell Price teaches in graduate courses such as Program Planning and Evaluation, Population Based Approaches to Health Care, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, residency in the Family Nurse Practitioner program, and Directed Research. She is affiliated with the Duke University Medical Center’s Comprehensive Cancer Prevention, Detection & Control Research Program. She earned a BSN from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, Greensboro; Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in Maternal and Child Health from the School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and awarded the Family Nurse Practitioner certificate. Dr. Price completed a post-Master’s program in Developmental Pediatrics at the University of Washington’s Center on Human Development and Disability (CHDD), Seattle, formerly called the Child Development and Mental Retardation Center (CDMRC). She earned the Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree in Maternal and Child Health and Public Health Leadership from the University of North Carolina where she completed a pre-doctoral fellowship at the Lineberger Comrehensive Cancer Center.

Dr. Price was among the first 50 family nurse practitioners to graduate and practice in North Carolina in the early 1970’s. She came to the Duke University Medical Center in 1991 as a Family Nurse Practitioner in the Department of Ob-Gyn and the Division of Gyn Oncology. She joined the Duke University School of Nursing faculty in 1996. Dr. Price has 38 years as a nationally certified FNP through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), with clinical experience in primary care and women's health in rural and urban settings; developmental pediatrics; screening decision making for prostate and cervical cancers, and family planning, her favorite practice area. She has received extramural funding from the U.S. Department of Defense, National Cancer Institute, and from private and corporate sources.

Dr. Price is a major player in public health policy in North Carolina, serving a sixth term as a gubernatorial appointee to the Public Health Commission (State Board of Health), and recent gubernatorial appointment to the new Mining and Energy Commission to develop rules for gas drilling in North Carolina. Other career professional memberships have included the American Nurses Association, American Public Health Association, North Carolina Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Foundation Board of Directors, Delta Omega Honor Society in Public Health, Oncology Nursing Society, and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure National Advisory Boards. Dr. Price serves on the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) Board of Directors.

Academic Program Affiliations

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
  • Master of Science in Nursing Program

Education

  • DrPH - University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Public Health
  • MPH - University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Public Health
  • BSN - North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University

Research Interests

As principal investigator for several funded studies, Dr. Price’s research has included socio-cultural factors in screening for cervical cancer among African American mothers and daughters; breast cancer screening among African American and American Indian women; and prostate cancer screening, detection, and prevention among African American and Caucasian men. Her current research interest focuses exclusively on prostate cancer screening.

Dr. Price’s early research was funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), Cancer Control Education Research Program (CCEP), through the University of North Carolina, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Chapel Hill. This study investigated intergenerational influences on cervical cancer screening among older and younger African American women in four rural North Carolina counties where cervical cancer rates for African American women were among the highest in the state. Later, with corporate funding from AVON, Inc, she investigated rural African American and Indian women’s attitudes toward breast health and breast cancer detection.

Following her early studies on cancer detection, Dr. Price’s research focus progressed to designing and tailoring a program of community-based research which seeks a deeper understanding of early detection and prevention for prostate cancer. Her prostate cancer screening program of clinical research and mentoring has been funded exclusively by the United States Department of Defense. These include a “Tracking System to Improve Prostate Cancer Follow-up in a Small Urban Community”; and “Increasing Sustained Participation in Free Mass Prostate Cancer Screening Clinics”. Her research related to risk for prostate cancer was the first to correlate obesity in men with deceptively lower prostate antigen findings. These findings received special attention among media outlets nationally and internationally, and were presented at two national nurse practitioner conferences.

Awards and Honors

  • 2007 || Fellow, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • 2005 || State Award for Excellence, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • 2002 || Fellow, American Academy of Nursing
  • 1997 || Community Health Nurse of the Year, North Carolina Nurses Association
  • 1996 || Alumni Student Award, University of North Carolina School of Public Health
  • 1995 || Albert Schweitzer Foundation Fellowship
  • 1995 || Ethnic Minority Fellowship, American Nurses Association
  • 1995 || Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina
  • 1993 || "Great 100 Nurses of North Carolina"

Areas of Expertise

  • Family Health
  • Oncology
  • Reproductive Health
  • Women's Health

Representative Publications

  • 2012 -- PubMed # : 21918212 Kerr, J. and Price, M. and Kotch, J. and Willis, S. and Fisher, M. and Silva, S. Does contact by a family nurse practitioner decrease early school absence? J Sch Nurs. February, 2012 28(1); 38-46
  • 2010 -- PubMed # : 19815259 Caire, A. A. and Sun, L. and Robertson, C. N. and Polascik, T. J. and Maloney, K. E. and George, D. J. and Price, M. M. and Stackhouse, D. A. and Lack, B. D. and Albala, D. M. and Moul, J. W. Public survey and survival data do not support recommendations to discontinue prostate-specific antigen screening in men at age 75. Urology. May, 2010 75(5); 1122-7
  • 2010 -- PubMed # : 20189846 Tsivian, M. and Wright, T. and Price, M. and Mouraviev, V. and Madden, J. F. and Kimura, M. and Wong, T. and Polascik, T. J. 111-In-capromab pendetide imaging using hybrid-gamma camera-computer tomography technology is not reliable in detecting seminal vesicle invasion in patients with prostate cancer. Urol Oncol. February 27, 2010
  • 2009 -- PubMed # : 19843189 Kimura, M. and Tsivian, M. and Mouraviev, V. and Mayes, J. M. and Price, M. M. and Bannister, M. C. and Madden, J. F. and Wong, T. Z. and Polascik, T. J. Utilization of (111)In-Capromab pendetide SPECT-CT for detecting seminal vesicle invasion with recurrent prostate cancer after primary in situ therapy. Int J Urol. December, 2009 16(12); 971-5
  • 2008 -- PubMed # : 18585849 Schroeck, F. R. and Krupski, T. L. and Sun, L. and Albala, D. M. and Price, M. M. and Polascik, T. J. and Robertson, C. N. and Tewari, A. K. and Moul, J. W. Satisfaction and regret after open retropubic or robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. Eur Urol. 54(4); 785-93
  • 2008 -- PubMed # : 18267334 Price, M. M. and Hamilton, R. J. and Robertson, C. N. and Butts, M. C. and Freedland, S. J. Body mass index, prostate-specific antigen, and digital rectal examination findings among participants in a prostate cancer screening clinic. Urology. May, 2008 71(5); 787-91
  • 2006 -- Price, M. M. and Flagler, S. and Honig, J. and Huffstutler, S. and Lock, S. and Stegbauer, C. Faculty qualifications, faculty development, and student admissions criteria relative to practice doctorate programs: Recommendations prepared by a NONPF Subcommittee of the NONPF Practice Doctorate Task Force. Washington DC: National Organization of 2006
  • 2005 -- Marion, L. N. and O’Sullivan, A. L. and Crabtree, M. K. and Price, M. M. and Fontana, S. A. Curriculum models for the practice doctorate in nursing. Medscape Topics in Advanced Practice Nursing eJournal. March 10, 2005 5(1);
  • 2003 -- Marion, L., Viens, D., O'Sullivan, A. L., Crabtree, K., Fontana, S., Price, M. M., (National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty [NONPF] Practice Doctorate Task Force). The practice doctorate in nursing: Future or fringe? Medscape Topics in Advanced Practice Nursing eJournal. May 9, 2003 3(2); 1-7
  • 2003 -- Brown, S. M. and Price, M. M. Man with swollen lips and tongue. Clinician Reviews. April, 2003 13(4); 81-86

Pages

Grant Funding (Selected)

  • Collaboration Around Research and Education (CARE) in Prostate Cancer

    Department of Defense
    W81XWH-07-1-0090
    02/2007 to 01/2010
    Role: PI

    Project Goal: Partnering Research Involving Mentoring and Education (PRIME) in Prostate Cancer
    Training Grant with Bennett College to provide mentored summer research experiences in prostate cancer research to 11 undergraduate students over a three-year period.

  • Training of Prostate Cancer Imaging: A Collaborative Summer Program for Undergraduates

    U. S. Department of Defense
    06/2008 to 06/2009
    Role: Consultant

    Project Goal: The program seeks to provide 54 students from Howard University, Washington, DC, with mentored research experience over three years.

  • Partnering Research Involving Mentoring and Education (PRIME) in Prostate Cancer

    Department of Defense
    W81XWH-05-1-0209
    01/2005 to 08/2008
    Role: PI

    Project Goal: Partnering Research Involving Mentoring and Education (PRIME) in Prostate Cancer
    Training Grant with North Carolina Central University to provide summer experiences in mentored prostate cancer research to 12 undergraduate nursing students over three years.

  • Increasing Sustained Participation in Free Mass Prostate Cancer Screening Clinics

    Department of Defense
    DAMD17-02-1-0235
    05/2002 to 05/2006
    Role: PI

    Project Goal: To increase prostate cancer screening in free community-based clinics among all ethnic groups with focused recruitment among African American men.

  • Cervical Cancer Screening, International Nurses Survey

    U. S. Department of Defense, District Eleven, North Carolina Nurses Association
    06/2002 to 06/2003
    Role: PI

    Project Goal: To assess attitudes and practices for cervical Cancer Screening among International Nurses in Cancer Care. Surveys conducted at the UICC Congress, Oslo, Norway, June-July 2002 and the International Nurses in Cancer Care, London, August-September 2002

  • Using a Tracking System to Improve Prostate Cancer Screening and Follow-up

    Department of Defense
    No.-DAMD17-00-1-0015
    02/2000 to 05/2001
    Role: PI

    Project Goal: to develop a tracking system for men who volunteer for free community-based prostate cancer screening; to assess their knowledge base about prostate cancer, and lifestyle habits for prostate preventive health

  • Community Education Workshops:Taking care of #2: Colon Cancer Prevention and Detection

    Oncology Nursing Society, Pittsburgh, PA
    01/2001 to 04/2001
  • Breast Cancer Access Grant for Nurse Practitioners in Nine-County Area in Southeastern North Carolina

    Avon Breast Health Access Fund/National Alliance Of Breast Cancer Organizations (NABCO)
    NABCO
    10/1997 to 03/1999
    Role: PI

    Project Goal: Breast Cancer education project for family nurse practitioners in southeastern counties of North Carolina to increase their knowledge base and how to provide community outreach to increase breast cancer screening rates.

  • Pre-doctoral Fellow, NCI-sponsored Cancer Control Education Research Program (CCEP) Training Grant

    University of North Carolina, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Training Grant –CA64060
    CA64060
    07/1995 to 06/1998
    Role: PI

    Project Goal: To determine intergenerational influences on cervical cancer screening
    Dissertation Research

  • Protocol development for resource assessment of HIV+ pregnant women’s access and use of AZT and other social and medical resources

    Assoc. Schools of Public Health/Assoc Teachers of Preventive Medicine/CDC-Nat. Ctr. Infectious Disease
    07/1994 to 06/1995
    Role: PI

    Project Goal: To determine use of antiretroviral medication during pregnancy to reduce HIV vertical transmission to infants for infants treated for HIV at Duke University Medical Center and the University of North Carolina Hospitals. (Funded by Association of School of Public Health and The Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine; and CDC National Center for Infectious Disease, Division of HIV/AIDS, Surveillance Branch.)

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Associate Professor Marva Mizell Price has been appointed to the Mining and Energy Commission by North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue for a four-year term ending in June 2016. The Commission, legislated by the General Assembly, will oversee fracturing (fracking) rules for the state's gas drilling as an energy source. Dr. Price was a past health director of Chatham County Health Department in Pittsboro and is a member of the North Carolina Public Health Commission.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

A cadre of Duke faculty, students, and alumni presented at the 27th American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) National Conference in Orlando, Florida, June 20-24.

Clinical Instructor Sonya Glavin gave a six-minute lecture entitled "Tongue Tie Sabotages Successful Breastfeeding."

A 2001 graduate of the MSN program, Col. Vinette Gordon, deputy, Army Nurse Corps Chief, opened the conference with her thoughts on Joining Forces, the White House initiative designed to raise awareness of the unique health needs of service members, veterans, and their families.

A cadre of Duke faculty presented at the 38th National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) Annual Meeting themed "Revolutionary Ideas and Nurse Practitioner Education" April 12–15 in Charleston, South Carolina.

Associate Professor Valerie Sabol gave a podium presentation entitled "Incorporating Obesity Education into Adult Primary and Acute Care NP Programs" during the Curriculum Topics concurrent session.

DNP student Jill Kerr, Associate Professor Marva Price, and Associate Professor Susan Silva published an article entitled "Does contact by a family nurse practitioner decrease early school absence?" in the Journal of School Nursing. Article