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Marilyn J. Krajicek, EdD, RN, FAAN

Professor; Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice Master in Public Health (dual degree) and Doctor of Nursing Practice Public Health Specialty Nursing programs


Marilyn Krajicek

Marilyn.Krajicek@ucdenver.edu

Dr. Krajicek, a nationally known nursing educator in interdisciplinary education for care of children (and their families) with disabilities and chronic conditions, is Director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Master in Public Health Dual Degree (DNP/MPH) and Doctor of Nursing Practice Public Health Specialty (DNP-MPH) Nursing programs. A grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Bureau of Health Workforce and Public Health to develop the program (2013-2016). The University of Colorado program is among the first in the country to combine the DNP and MPH degrees.

Marilyn is the Director of Nursing (JFK Partners), Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (CO LEND), a program preparing interprofessional leaders in disabilities, Dept. of Pediatrics, School of Medicine.

She is Director of The National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care & Early Education (NRC). In 2011, she lead the NRC Team in the development of the third edition of Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards; Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs (CFOC3) in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American Public Health Association (APHA), and the Maternal Child & Health Bureau (MCHB) (2011).

In 2010, MCHB and the US Administration for Children and Families funded the NRC to develop and publish Preventing Childhood Obesity in Early Care and Education Programs- Selected Standards from CFOC 3rd Ed. Preventing Childhood Obesity was acknowledged as an authoritative resource in the 2010 report of the White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity.

In 2013, Dr. Krajicek lead the NRC Team in the development of Stepping Stones 3rd Edition to Using Caring for Our Children, the selected National Health and Safety Standards that impact mortality and morbidity in child care and early education. Currently, the NRC (2016-2017) is funded through a cooperative agreement with the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Marilyn currently directs the Achieving A State of Healthy Weight: A national assessment of obesity prevention content in child care regulations (ASHW), funded by the CDC 2015-2016.​