Marie McDade

PhD, RN, MSN

Marie McDade, PhD, RN, MSN, completed her doctorate in 2013 from the University of Michigan. She successfully defended her dissertation entitled “The Impact of Self-Reported Attachment Style on Aggression and Depressed Mood in Urban African American Adolescents”. Her specialty is bio-behavioral health. She has served as a registered nurse for 20 years with a diverse nursing background, including public health nursing, psychiatric nursing, substance abuse and dual diagnosis treatment, and anger management. The focus of Dr. McDade’s current research is Attachment Security and Anger Expression in African American adolescents.

Dr. McDade earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti Michigan and completed a Master of Science degree in the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program at The University of Michigan School of Nursing. While pursuing advanced nursing degrees, Dr. McDade held clinical faculty positions at Eastern Michigan University and The University of Michigan School of Nursing, as well as a position as a graduate student research assistant at The University of Michigan.

Dr. McDade was awarded the Rackham Merit Fellowship in 2007. She holds memberships in the Honor Society of Nursing Sigma Theta Tau, the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the National Black Nurses Association, the National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations (NCEMNA), and the American Nurses Association. Dr. McDade is currently Assistant Professor at Easter Michigan University School of Nursing.

Dissertation: The Impact of Self-Reported Attachment Style on Aggression and Depressed Mood in Urban African American Adolescents

University: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Defense Date: June 19, 2013