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  • Assistant Professor of Nursing at CUMC
Marlene E. McHugh, DNP, DCC, FNP-BC, ACHPN, FPCN

    Education & Training

  • DNP, Columbia University
  • MS, Columbia University

Contact Info


  • 2009- present  Committee on Appointments and Promotions,Columbia University School of Nursing

Professional Membership

  • 2011  Eastern Pain Association
  • 2011  HPCANYS-Hospice and Palliative Care Association of New York State
  • 2009  Diplomate of Comprehensive Care
  • 2009  International Society of Nurses in Genetics
  • 2000  Hospice and Palliative Nurses Asssociation
  • 1991-4  Certified Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN)
  • 1990-4  Oncology Nursing Society

Honors & Awards

  • 2014 Fellow Palliative Care Nurse (HPNA/AAHPM) 2013  Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (ACHPN)
  • 2011  Journal of Palliative Care and Medicine-Editorial Board.
  • 2011  Wharton Nursing Leaders Program, University of Pennsylvania.
  • 2009  Diplomate in Comprehensive Care
  • 2007  Recipient of the Glenda Garvey MD- Teaching Academy Educational Grant, Columbia University.
  • 2003  Who's Who in American Nursing
  • 2002  End of Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) Trainer. American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • 2001  New York Academy of Medicine (Invited Speaker): Palliative Care in the ICU.
  • 2000  Certified Hospice and Palliaitve Care Nurse
  • 1999  Fellowship in Palliative Care and Pain Management-Beth Israel Medical Center, NYC

Research Interests

  • Palliative Care
  • Chronic and Advanced Illness
  • Primary Care
  • Pain and Symptom Management


  • O'Mahony, S., Bines, S., Gerhart, J., Bagwell, E., McHugh, M.E., & Card, A. (2017). Managing pain in patients with chronic medical illnesses and serious mental illnesses. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. OCTPMID 29088916
  • Moody, K., McHugh, M.E., Baker, R., Cohen, H., Pinto, P., Deutsch, S., Santizo, R.O., Schechter, M., Fausto, J., & Joo, P. (2017). Providing pediatric palliative care education using problem-based learning. Journal of Palliative Medicine. PMID: 2876811
  • O'Mahony, S., Johnson, T.J., Amer, S., McHugh, M.E., McHenry, J., Fosler, L., & Kvetan, V. (2016). Integration of palliative care advanced practice nurses into the intensive care unit teams. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care. PMID: 26917789
  • Sherman, D. Bookbinder, M. & McHugh, M. (2014). Palliative Care: Responsive to the Need for Health Care Reform in the United States. In Palliative Care Nursing: Quality Care to the End-of-Life. (4rd Ed). Eds. Marianne Matzo and Deborah W. Sherman. New York: Springer Pub.
  • McHugh, M (2013). Hypercalcemia. In C. Dahlin (Ed). Core Curriculum for the Advanced Practice Nurse. Hospice and Palliative Care Association.USA
  • Eti S, O'Mahony S, McHugh M, Guilbe R, Blank A, Selwyn P.(2013) Outcomes of the Acute Care Unit in an Academic Medical Center.Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2013 May 10. [Epub ahead of print]
  • McHugh M , Saultz DM, Wuhrman E and Kosharskyy B.(2012) Interventional Pain Management in the Palliative Care Patient. International Journal of Palliative Nursing 18.(9):426-8, 430-3
  • McHugh M, Arnold J and Buschman P (2012). Nursing Leading the Response to the Crisis of Palliative Care for Vulnerable Populations. Nursing Economics, 30 (3)140-47.
  • Bookbinder M, Glajchen M, McHugh M, Higgins P, Budis J, Solomon N, Homel P, Cassin C, Portenoy RK.(2011)Nurse Practitioner-Based Models of Specialist Palliative Care at Home: Sustainability and Evaluation of Feasibility.Journal of Pain Symptom Management,41 (1),25-34
  • McHugh M & Saultz DM. (2011).Assessment and Management of Gastrointestional Symptoms in Advanced Illness. Primary Care Clinics Office Practice.Eds Serife Eti MD. Philadelphia:Elsevier.
  • Bookbinder, M. & McHugh, M. (2010). Societal Perspectives Regarding Palliative Care. In Palliative Care Nursing: Quality Care to the End-of-Life. (3rd Ed). Eds. Marianne Matzo and Deborah W. Sherman. New York: Springer Pub.
  • Bookbinder,M. & McHugh, M. (2010).Symptom Management in Palliaitive Care. In Palliative Care and End of Life Care Nursing Clinics of North America.Eds: Margaret M. Mahon and Suzanne Prevost. Philadelphia: Springer
  • McHugh, M. (2010). Review of Book: End-of Life Care for the Critically Ill by Graema Rocker ,Kathleen Puntillo, Elie Azoulay, Judith Nelson and Max Watson, Oxford University Press.Journal of Pain and Symptom Management,40 (4),629-630.
  • McHugh, ME.(2008). Pain and anemia after gunshot wound.Advance for Nurse Practitioners,16(1),22-23.

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