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.