Marilyn “Marty” Douglas, PhD, RN, TNS, FAAN

Full Professor (Clinical Series) Volunteer
University of California, San Francisco
School of Nursing

Phone: (650) 856-8393

Expertise Areas:

  • Research areas are: cultural variations in pain behaviors and end-of-life practices; global applications of culturally competent health care; standards of care; organizational cultural competence.
  • Clinical expertise: Cardiovascular and critical care nursing; acute care nursing; clinical research administration and federal grant writing.
  • Research methodologies used include: Quantitative methods using experimental and quasi-experimental designs with advanced statistics; Qualitative methods such as survey, participant-observation; Mixed-methods, and Evidence-based practice.
  • Other areas of expertise: editorial assistance for non-English-speaking authors; served as editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Transcultural Nursing for 15 years.

Languages spoken, read/write*:

Primary language: English;
Secondary language: Spanish - moderately proficient in speaking and reading, less proficient in writing.

Select Publications:

Douglas, M.K., Pacquiao, D.F., & Purnell, L. (Eds.) (2018). Global Applications of Culturally Competent Health Care: Guidelines for Practice. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing AG. ISBN 978-3-319-69331-6. 

Pacquiao, D.F. and Douglas, M.K. (Eds.) (2019). Social Pathways to Health Vulnerability. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing AG. ISBN 978-3-319-93325-2.

Douglas, M.K., Rosenkoetter, M., Pacquiao, D.F., Callister, L.C., Hattar-Pollara, M., Lauderdale, J, Milstead, J., Nardi, D., Purnell, L. (2014), Guidelines for Implementing Culturally Competent Nursing Care. Journal of Transcultural Nursing25 (2) pp. 109-121.

Douglas, M.K. (Editor-in Chief). Journal of Transcultural Nursing. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications (quarterly journal) 10/1997 – 12/2013.

Douglas, M.K. and Pacquiao, D.F. (Eds.). (2010). Core Curriculum in Transcultural Nursing and Health. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.

Present/Future Directions 

As a retiree, I plan on spending the majority of my time mentoring future nurse leaders. My major focus will be on directing nurses in their conduct of research into evidence-based interventions that will assure culturally competent nursing and health care. Also, I volunteer at the city level, developing and coordinating a Medical Response Unit to staff First-Aid Stations for earthquake/fire disaster relief.

Updated 01/2021