Marguerite (Peg) DiMarco, PhD, RN, CPNP, FAAN

Associate Professor
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
Lead Faculty
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
Faculty Associate
Schubert Center for Child Studies

Teaching Information

Research Information

Research Interests

  • Oral health of children, especially poor and homeless children
  • Other health conditions of children, such as growth and development, mental health, and obesity
  • Health disparities

Research Projects

Lotus M. & DiMarco, M. (2017- 2020) Co-director. Partners in Health: Comprehensive Lead Screening for Cleveland’s Children Ages 3-5. Prentiss Foundation. Funded: $300,000.

Co-Investigator: Improving Oral Health of Poor and Low Income Pregnant Women, Mothers, and Children Up to Five Years Old: A Pilot Intervention at Urban and Rural WIC Program Sites in Northeastern Ohio. Kellogg


DiMarco, M. A., Fitzgerald, K., Taylor, E., Marino, D., Huff, M. (2016). Improving Oral Health of Young Children: An Interprofessional Demonstration ProjectPediatric Dental Care, 1:113. doi:10.4172/pdc.1000113 

Rosciano, A. M., Lindell, D. F., Bryer, J., DiMarco, M. A. (2016). Nurse Practitioners’ Use of IntuitionThe Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 12(8), 560–565.

Distelhorst, L., Bieda, A. L., DiMarco, M. A., Tullai-McGuinness, S. (2016). Assessing Pediatric Nurses Knowledge about Chemical Flame RetardantsJournal of Pediatric Nursing, 31(6), e333-e341. doi: 10.1016/j.pedn.2016.06.007.

DiMarco, M. A., Huff, M, Biordi, D, Marino D, Taylor E,  Stempfel, S, …Murrock, C. (2015). Oral Health Education for Low-Income Pregnant Women; Findings of a Pilot Study. Journal of Dental Applications, 2(3), 190-195.

Biordi, D. L., Heitzer, M., Mundy, E., DiMarco, M. A., Thacker, S., Taylor, E., …Fitzgerald, K. (2015). Improving access and provision of preventive oral health care for very young, poor, and low-income children through a new interdisciplinary partnership. American Journal of Public Health, 105 (Suppl 2), e23-9. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2014.302486.

Norris, DiMarco, Thacker (2013) Performing oral health screenings on children. Nurse Pract. 2013 Sep 10;38(9):47-52.

Chiu, DiMarco, & Prokop (2012) Childhood obesity and dental caries in homeless children. Journal of Pediatric Health Care: accepted for publication- in press-available online

DiMarco, M., Ludington, S., Menke, E. (2010) Access to and utilization of oral health care by homeless children/families. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2010 May;21(2 Suppl):67-81.

Chiu, S.H. & DiMarco, M. (2010). A pilot study comparing two developmental screening tools for use with homeless children.Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 24, 73-80.

DiMarco, M. (2009) Tooth Talk- Teaching your child proper “mouth” care will lead to better overall health. NAPNAP’s Ready, Set, Grow. Spring 2009.

DiMarco, M. & Melnk, B. (2009) Mental Health Needs of Children and AdolescentsArchives of Psychiatric Nursing. 24, (4), 334-36. 

DiMarco, M., Huff, M., Kinion, E., & Kendra, M.A. (2009). The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner’s Role in Reducing Oral health disparities in homeless children. Journal of Pediatric Health Care. 23:109-116.

DiMarco, M. (2008) No More Cavities: Brushing, flossing, gumcare and diet affect teeth for life. NAPNAP’s Journal for Parents: Ready, Set, Grow (Formally Health Matters). September 2008 Edition.


Doctor of Philosophy
Case Western Reserve University
Master of Science
University of Akron
Bachelor of Science
Ohio State University