Marilyn Lotas, PhD, RN, FAAN

Associate Professor
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
Associate Dean for the Undergraduate Program
BSN Program Director

Teaching Information

Teaching Interests

  • Community-Campus Partnerships/ Service Learning

Research Information

Research Interests

  • Maternal Child Health
  • Very Low and Low Birth Weight Infant Health Issues
  • Development of Biological Rhythms in Preterm Infants

Research Projects


  • EEG Based Sleep Patterns in Preterm Infants Maintained in Dim vs Routine Lighting


  • Co-Director, “Geriatric Nursing Education for Senior BSN Students,” B. Roberts, Program Director, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration, HP00198, 2001-2002.
  • Core Faculty, “Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Advanced Education Program,” Donna Dowling, Program Director, Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Professions, HP-00263-01, 2001-2004.
  • Project Team Member, Center for Nursing Education, Simulation, and Innovation and Multimedia Laboratory, Provost's Opportunity Fund, Case Western Reserve University, 2001-2003.


  • Barabach L, Ludington-Hoe SM, Dowling D, Lotas M. (2017). Role of Baby-Friendly Hospital Care in Maternal Role Competence. Nurs Womens Health. 2017 Apr - May;21(2):96-107. doi: 10.1016/j.nwh.2017.02.006.
  • Barabach, L., Ludington, S. M., Dowling, D. A., Lotas, M. B. (2016). Maternal Report of Breastfeeding Support and Maternal Role Competence at an Ohio Baby Friendly Designated Hospital. Journal of Human Lactation.


Doctor of Philosophy
University of Michigan
Master of Science in Nursing
University of Michigan
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Wayne State University