Martha S. Tingen, MSN, PhD, is the Charles W. Linder Endowed Chair in Pediatrics and a Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics, Physiological and Technological Nursing, and Graduate Studies. Dr. Tingen is also Director of GRU's Tobacco Control Initiative and Co-Director of the Child Health Discovery Institute.
Dr. Tingen is a behavioral nurse scientist targeting primary and secondary prevention of tobacco use in children and parents through culturally tailored interventions. She also addresses multiple risk factor reduction to include passive smoke exposure, asthma, obesity, and alcohol largely focusing on health disparities through a community-based participatory (CBPR) approach. Her overall goals include preventing premature death and disabilities of cancer and cardiovascular disease through promoting healthy-behavior choices in families.