Marc-Aurel Martial, MPH, BSN, RN, was appointed to the faculty of the University of Utah as Clinical Instructor in the College of Nursing in May 2016 with primary responsibilities for teaching in the Master's and Baccalaureate nursing programs. His responsibilities include classroom and online didacting teaching and student supervision in care coordination, care transitions, population health, global health nursing, foundations of professionalism, interprofessional education, and nursing exploration. He is currently involved in research related to care coordination. He is an active member of the College of Nursing Baccalaureate Pogram Committee and Outreach and Inclusion Committee. He enjoys the opportunities to learn, teach, and assist students. He started a PhD in Nursing at the University of Utah in 2014 and expects to graduate by the end of 2018.
Marc-Aurel's long-term goal is to become an expert global health researcher with a focus on improving access to essential public health services and health outcomes for disadvantaged populations, primarily in rural Haiti. His dissertation research project will examine the impact of an anemia prevention and treatment program among preschool children in a rural mountainous community in Haiti. He plans to use a mixed-method design to better understand this severe public health problem from the etic and emic perspectives and to inform program planners globally. His hope is to align his future research and teaching interests with his humanitarian objectives.
Marc-Aurel was born and raised in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He and his wife are the parents of two boys and one girl. He loves his native land and has a passion for planning, organizing, implementing, and evaluating sustainable projects in Haiti. He feels that his service to Haiti is one of the small ways he can pay it foward. He enjoys spending time with family, walking, hiking, biking, and playing racquetball and ping pong.
Marc-Aurel is one of three founders of Haiti Health Initiative (HHI), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. HHI and its Haitian sister oranization seek to improve the overall health and well-being of rural Haitians through economic development initiatives and the provision of education and services in primary health care, dental care, nutrition and public health.