Titler Appointed as Endowed Chair at University of Michigan

Marita Titler ’74, an internationally recognized expert in health services research, translational science and evidence based practice, has accepted a new position at the University of Michigan School of Nursing.

Titler, Ph.D., RN, will serve as professor and associate dean for practice and clinical scholarship development, and will be the Rhetaugh Dumas endowed chair. Titler leaves the University of Iowa, where she was an adjunct professor with the College of Nursing, served in three directorships, and was senior assistant director with the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. In 2006, Titler was awarded the Mount Mercy College Distinguished Service Award for improving the quality of life in the community by influencing social structures and establishing and promoting services to others.

Titler began her new position at the University of Michigan School of Nursing on January 1, 2009. In her new capacity, Titler will play a vital role in advancing the research and practice of the School of Nursing and will help lead developments in “implementation science,” a health science research area focused on ways that knowledge is put to practice in complex systems. At the University of Michigan School of Nursing, Titler will operate within a state, national, and global context and will assure research and scholarly collaborations across sectors of the school.