Marilyn S. Filter, PhD, CNM is an assistant professor at the University of Michigan-Flint in the Department of Nursing and School of Health Professions and Studies. She received her doctorate from Michigan State University in Human Development and Family Studies. With her background as a Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM), she has great interest in the areas of women’s health, family health, and interprofessional education in the online environment. Her current research interests include teen pregnancy, improving infant and maternal outcomes, improving writing outcomes for the online graduate student and cultural competency for interprofessional education. Dr. Filter has taught multiple courses at the graduate level including advanced health assessment and women’s health, biostatistics, and multiple research courses at the graduate level. She has developed the DNP research project guidelines, the MSN research project guidelines and the model used by all of the graduate nurse-practitioner students to complete their research projects. Dr. Filter has been the chair or co-chair of over 40 doctoral and masters’ student research projects. Dr. Filter has multiple publications and has given 14 podium presentations and 12 poster presentations at national and international conferences and workshops, which include the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty, the American College of Nurse-Midwives, the Lily Conference and the Transcultural Nursing Society. She has served the community with membership on the Fetal Infant Mortality Committees (FIMR) in Genesee and Saginaw Counties. She as served on the PRIDE Committee in Genesee County to reduce infant mortality and improve birth outcomes for women and children. She was instrumental in introducing Centering Pregnancy to Saginaw County. She provides prenatal, intrapartum, postpartum, and well-woman care for the underserved people of Saginaw County.
Dr. Filter continues to work with professionals in many specialties to provide health and cultural understanding for the underserved.