University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-7262
Marcia Killien is Professor in the Department of Family and Child Nursing in the School of Nursing at the University of Washington. Dr. Killien obtained her undergraduate degree in Nursing from St Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, and her master of nursing and Ph.D. in Nursing Science from the University of Washington. She has been a member of the faculty of the University of Washington since 1982.
Dr. Killien's program of research focuses on the promotion of health of employed women and the interface between women's health and their work and family lives. This research has included identifying postpartum concerns of women, examining childbearing decisions of professional couples, delineating daily stressors and coping strategies of working women, and identifying the individual and environmental characteristics that differentiate women with good and poor health outcomes following return to work after childbirth, emphasizing strategies that promote health.
Dr. Killien is an elected member of the American Academy of Nursing. She currently also serves as Secretary of the Faculty for the University of Washington. Dr. Killien is also an adjunct professor of Women Studies.