Marilyn Frenn, Ph.D., RN, CNE, ANEF, FTOS, FAAN

Marilyn Frenn
Marilyn Frenn, Ph.D., RN, CNE, ANEF, FTOS, FAANMarquette University

Clark Hall, 353

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-3845

Professor and Interim Associate Dean for Research

Interim Associate Dean for Research

Highest Degree and Institution

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan

Courses Taught

HEAL 1025:  Culture and Health

NURS 6010:  Research and Evidence as a Foundation For Nursing

NURS 6244:  Health Promotion

NURS 8020:  Nursing Education Research, Policy and Leadership

Research Interests

Dr. Frenn's programs of research concern 4th-8th grade children and their parents to prevent obesity, using a tailored online intervention and testing a prebiotic. She has also investigated student response to interprofessional education (especially in testing instruments with acceptable estimates of reliability and validity) and has used grounded theory in prior research related both to health promotion and teaching excellence.

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Nursing

Midwest Nursing Research Society, 2020-2022 Vice President, Board of Directors

National League for Nursing Standards Committee

Sigma Theta Tau International


Obesity prevention in youth, nursing education.

  • Fellow, The Obesity Society
  • Fellow, American Academy of Nursing
  • Fellow, Academy Nursing Education


Certified Nurse Educator (CNE)


Link to Marquette University E-Publications - Frenn


4/1/2018- 7/30/2021 PI:( Frenn, M) “Preparing Faculty Scholars in Nursing,” Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

10/15- 5/31/17 (PI: Frenn, M.) Proposal for Funding of Microbiome Sequencing, Beneo Co. Germany.

7/2015-7/ 2016 (Co-I: M. Frenn, Co-I: M.J. Wiemiller) Interprofessional Health Education, MU Way-Klingler Teaching Enhancement Award.