Before joining the UWPHI in 2002,
Marion’s professional experience included serving as the Assistant Director of
the Johns Hopkins Institute for Global Tobacco Control and directing two
statewide tobacco control programs in the State of Maryland. During this time,
she was involved in teaching and international research projects related to
capacity building in tobacco control. She’s also developed professional
education programs in public health, translated cancer-related research
information for the public at the US Environmental Protection Agency, and
worked as a community organizer in Newark, New Jersey.
Marion was trained in Behavioral
Sciences and Health Promotion at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public
Health, and completed a Masters degree in Journalism and Mass Communication at
the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research and program interests focus
on the impact of public policies on health, as well as the use of journalistic
tools in the investigation and communication of public health issues.
In addition to working with
Fellows, Marion and the UW/MCW Healthy Wisconsin Leadership Institute team (including
former Fellowship coordinator Lesley Wolf and current Fellowship coordinator
Todd Stanley) work with communities around the state who are mobilizing to
address local priorities and improve population health.
Marion considers herself lucky to
live in a community with great accessibility to open space and community
gardens where her family, including dog Luna, can get their hands/paws into the