MARI GRIFFIOEN

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MARI GRIFFIOEN, PHD, RN

Assistant Professor
 302-831-8389

Office Location:
521 Tower at STAR

My program of research focuses on symptom biology and in particular, the underlying physiological and psychological mechanisms associated with the transition from acute to chronic pain in patients with lower extremity injuries. To assess for physiological functioning, I use quantitative sensory testing (QST) to examine thermal and mechanical sensory function; and current perception threshold (CPT) to examine peripheral nerve function. For patient reported outcomes I use PROMIS measures. To analyze the data, I use longitudinal data analysis techniques such as growth curve modeling.

Education

  • PhD, University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD
  • MS, Community and Public Health Nursing, University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD
  • BSN, University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD
  • RN Diploma, MacQueen Gibbs Willis School of Nursing, Easton, MD

* = data-based

Griffioen, M.A. Glutting, J., O’Toole, R. V., Starkweather, A. R., Lyon, D., Dorsey, S. G. & Renn, C. L. (2020). Transition from acute to chronic pain in lower extremity fracture patients: a pain phenotyping protocol. Nursing Research69(2):149-156. doi: 10.1097/NNR.000000000000040

*Dorsey, S. G., Renn, C. L., Griffioen, M. A., Lassiter, C. B., Zhu, S., Huot-Creasy, H., McCracken, C., Mahurkar, A., Shetty, A. C., Jackson-Cook, C. K., Kim, H., Henderson, W., Saligan, L., Gill, J., Colloca, L., Lyon, D. Starkweather, A. R. (2019). Whole blood transcriptomic profiles can differentiate vulnerability to chronic low back pain. PLoS ONE 14(5), 1-20. doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0216539

Starkweather, A. R., Colloca, L., Dorsey, S. G., Griffioen, M. A., Lyon, D. E., Renn, C. (2019). Strengthening inter- and intra-professional collaborations to advance biobehavioral symptom science. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 51(1), 9-16. doi: 10.1111/jnu.12456 

Dorsey, S. G., Griffioen, M. A., Renn, C. L., Cashion, A. K., Colloca, L., Jackson-Cook, C. K., Gill, J., Henderson, W., Saligan, L., Starkweather, A., Lyon, D. (2019). Working together to advance symptom science in the precision era. Nursing Research, 68(2), 86-90. doi: 10.1097/NNR.0000000000000339

Novello, S., Bowen, M. E. & Griffioen, M. A. (2018). A stroke reduction health plan for older adults in rural Sussex county, Delaware. Delaware Journal of Public Health: Community Engaged Research, 4(5), 62-67.

* Griffioen, M. A., Ziegler, M.L., O’Toole, R. V., Dorsey, S. G. & Renn, C. L. (2019) Change in pain score following the administration of analgesics for lower extremity fracture pain during hospitalization. Pain Management Nursing, 20, 158-163doi: 10.1016/j.pmn.2018.09.008

Griffioen, M. A. & O’Brien. (2018) Analgesics administered for pain during hospitalization following lower extremity fracture: a review of the literature. Journal of Trauma Nursing, 25(6), 360-365. doi: 10.1097/JTN.0000000000000402

*Griffioen, M. A., Greenspan, J. D., Johantgen, M., Von Rueden, K., O’Toole, R.V., Dorsey, S. G. & Renn, C. L. (2017). Quantitative sensory testing and current perception threshold testing in patients with chronic pain following lower extremity fracture.  Biological Research for Nursing, 20(1), 16-24. doi: 10.1177/1099800417720725

*Griffioen, M. A., Greenspan, J. D., Johantgen, M., Von Rueden, K., O’Toole, R.V., Dorsey, S. G. & Renn, C. L. (2017). Acute pain characteristics in patients with and without chronic pain following lower extremity injury. Pain Management Nursing, 18(1), 33-41. doi: 10.1016/j.pmn.2016.10.002.

*Griffioen, M. A., Johantgen, M., Von Rueden, K., Greenspan, J. D., Dorsey, S. G. & Renn, C. L. (2015). Characteristics of Patients with lower extremity trauma by improved and not improved pain during hospitalization: A pilot study. Pain Management Nursing, 17(1), 3-13. doi: 10.1016/j.pmn.2015.06.010

*Griffioen, M. A., Dernetz, V. H., Yang, G. S., Griffith, K. A., Dorsey, S. G. & Renn, C. L. (2015). Evaluation of dynamic weight bearing for measuring non-evoked inflammatory hyperalgesia in mice. Nursing Research, 64(2), 81-87. doi: 10.1097/NNR.0000000000000082

Griffioen, M. A. & Halsey, N. A. (2013). Gender differences in immediate hypersensitivity reactions to vaccines. Public Health Nursing, 31(3), 206-214. doi: 10.1111/phn.12073.

*Halsey, N. A., Griffioen, M. A., Dreskin, S. C., Dekker, C. L., Wood, R., Sharma, D., … Vellozzi, C. and the Hypersensitivity Working Group of the Clinical Immunization Safety Assessment Network. (2013). Immediate hypersensitivity reactions following Monovalent 2009 H1N1 Influenza vaccines: Reports to VAERS. Vaccine, 31(51), 6107-6112. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2013.09.066.

Postal, S. & Griffioen, M. A. (2013). The value of increasing the number of DNP and PhD in nursing. The Maryland Nurse News and Journal. 3(14), 11-13.

  • R01 NR018595. National Institutes of Nursing Research, 2019 – 2024. Role: Co-I

  • R01 NR018684. National Institutes of Nursing Research, 2019 – 2024. Role: Co-I

  • P30 NR016579. National Institutes of Nursing Research, 2019 – 2021. Role: PI

  • R01 NR017555. National Institutes of Nursing Research, 2018 – 2023. Role: MPI

  • Seed grant. University of Delaware School of Nursing. 2017 – 2018. Role: PI

  • F31 NR014986. National Institutes of Nursing Research, 2014 – 2016. Role: PI

  • American Pain Society Young Investigator Travel Award (2019)

  • American Pain Society Young Investigator Travel Award (2017)

  • Rising Star of Research and Scholarship, Sigma Theta Tau International, 26th International Nursing Research Congress. (2015)

  • Jonas Scholar for Excellence in Nursing Leadership (2012 – 2014)

  • Global Health Certificate, University of Maryland School of Nursing (2011)