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Barbara St. Marie


Assistant Professor

University of Iowa

Barbara St. Marie is an Adult, Gerontology, Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Pain Management Certified, and a Fellow in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Barbara has a Master’s Degree in Education from University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, a Master’s Degree in Nursing from College of St. Catherine’s in St. Paul, a Master’s of Science Degree in Translational Biomedicine from the University of Iowa, and a PhD in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Dr. St. Marie completed Postdoctoral studies in Pain and Associated Symptoms at the College of Nursing, University of Iowa. She is editor of the first and second edition of the Core Curriculum for Pain Management Nursing through the American Society for Pain Management Nursing, a reviewer of Treatment Improvement Protocol “Managing Chronic Pain in People With or in Recovery from Substance Use Disorders by the Federal Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (SAMHSA), and peer reviewer for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality guidelines on Nonopioid Pharmacologic Treatments for Chronic Pain. As Principal Investigator on several grants, her research focuses on patients with pain receiving opioids, experiences and decision making for all prescribing healthcare providers, and in looking at alternative interventions for managing pain and risk for opioid use disorder. Dr. St. Marie is now PI on a study funded through NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse entitled, Decision Support for Responsible Pain Management. She is Assistant Professor at the College of Nursing, University of Iowa where she teaches in the graduate nursing program.

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