Marianne Hollis

School of Health Sciences
Associate Professor; Masters of Health Sciences Program Director

Marianne Hollis

Office Address: Health and Human Sciences Building, Room 440
Phone: 828-227-2660

Research Interests:

  • Social Support & Social Networks; Graduate Education Strategies; Program Planning & Evaluation

Areas of Expertise:

  • Research Methods, Quality Improvement 


  • Ph.D.,  University of South Carolina, Columbia; Arnold School of Public Health
  • M.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Education
  • B.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Cultural Anthropology
  • RN, Fort Sanders School of Nursing, Knoxville, Tennessee

Recent Publications:

West S, Hollis. M:  Barriers to completion of advance directives among African Americans aged 25-84:  A cross-generational approach.  Omega-Journal of Death and Dying.  2012. 65(2): 125-137.

Hollis M, Hallyburton A, Hubble MW:  Question the Experts:  An Adaptable Model to Increase Understanding of Research Methodology and Improve Evaluation Skills.  Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice.  2012.  10(2):1-9. 

Martin M, Hubble MW, Hollis, M, Richards ME:  Experimental Assiessment of Inter-evaluator Reliability of Terminal Competency Testing of Psychomotor Skills.  Prehospital Emergency Care.  2012.  16(2): 277-283.

Hill J, Hollis M:  Teacher Time Spent on Student Health Issues and School Nurse Presence, Journal of School Nursing.  2012.  28(3):181-186.  *online version 11/30/2011.

Current Research in Progress:

  • The Research Experience: A Qualitative Study of Health Sciences Graduate Students
  • Cross-discipline curriculum/program planning strategies

Graduate Courses Taught Include:

  • MHS 530 – Theoretical Foundations in Public Health
  • MHS 532 – Clinical & Worksite Education
  • MHS 534 – Training & Development in Health Care Organizations
  • MHS 538 – Program Planning & Evaluation
  • MHS 665 – Quality Performance in Health Care Organizations
  • MHS 675 – Research Methods in Health Sciences
  • MHS 687 - Internship in Health Sciences
  • MHS 696 – Research Seminar
  • MHS 698/699 – Research Project/Thesis in Health Sciences (direct student research)

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