Mary Aquilino, PhD

Iowa's University Center for Excellence on Disabilities
Center for Disabilities and Development
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Iowa City, IA 52242-1011
Phone: 319-384-1513
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Last Updated: October 07, 2014

Mary Aquilino

Discipline Coordinators: Public Health
Discipline(s): Public Health
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
Research: Unintended Pregancy
Tobacco Use Prevention and Control
Education: Maternal,Child and Familiy Health
Service: Maternal, Child and Family Health




NAME:  Aquilino, Mary L.

Title on Training Grant: Training Director for Public Health


Institution and Location



Field of Study

State University of New York-Binghamton




University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill



Nursing/Primary Care

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA




University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA



Nursing Effectiveness

Professional Experience (not a complete listing):

2010-      Associate Dean for MPH and Undergraduate Programs

2007-09  Director, Iowa Tobacco Research Center, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

2004-      Associate Professor (Clinical), College of Public Health, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Certification and Licensure:

1982-               Iowa Board of Nursing, Registered Nurse Licensure

1982, 1993      American Nurses' Credentialing Center, FNP Certification

Honors: (not a complete listing)

2008       UI College of Public Health Faculty Service Award

1996-97  Postdoctoral Training Fellowship Award

Grants and Awards (not a complete listing):

2010-      Investigator. Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) - ILEND Grant, Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration, July 30-June 30, $666,265

2008-12  Co-I.  Farris, K. Co-I. "Improving Women's Contraceptive Knowledge, Attitudes and Behavior via the Community Pharmacy," STB Foundation, $1,235,461

2008-09  PI. Tobacco Control Implementation Project: Training and Outreach Support.  Iowa Consortium for Comprehensive Cancer Control, $14,534

2008-09  PI. "Healthcare Provider Outreach Education Program," Iowa Department of Public Health, Division of Tobacco Use and Prevention, $460,000, plus $20,000 contract supplement

2007-08  PI. "Healthcare Provider Outreach Education Program," Iowa Department of Public Health, Division of Tobacco Use and Prevention, $460,000

Publications (not a complete listing):

 Slayton RL. Fluoride Facts: What pediatricians need to know about fluoride agents for children, including supplementation. AAP News March 2010 pg 30.

Slayton RL, Slavkin HC. Scientific Investments Continue to Fuel Improvements in Oral Health (May 2000-present). Acad Pediatr 2009 Nov-Dec;9(6):383-5.

Mouradian WE, Slayton RL, Maas WR, et al. Executive Summary: Progress in Children's Oral Health since the 2000 Surgeon General's Report. Acad Pediatr 2009 Nov-Dec;9(6):374-9.

Bickett-Weddle D, Aquilino M, Roth J. Cooperative University of Iowa/Iowa State University MPH program. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 35(2), 173-176, 2008.

Swingle H, Wilmoth R, Aquilino M. Barriers to children having a medical home in a rural county in Iowa, Maternal and Child Health Journal, 12(5): 670-678, 2008.

Lowe J, Aquilino M, Abramsohn E. Educating master of public health students on tobacco control and prevention: an integrated curriculum approach.  International Electronic Journal of Health Education, 10, 27-34, 2007.

Ramos-Gomez FJ, Crall J, Gansky SA, Slayton RL, Featherstone JD. Caries risk assessment appropriate for the age 1 visit (infants and toddlers). J Calif Dent Assoc. 2007 Oct;35(10):687.

Zakhary GM, Clark RM, Bidichandani S, Owen WL, Slayton RL, and  Levine M. The PRH1 Allele Db and Caries in Young African-Americans and Caucasians. J Dent Res 2007 Dec;86(12):1176-80.

Lewis C, Mouradian W, Slayton R, Williams A. Dental Insurance and its Impact on Preventive Dental Care Visits for US Children. JADA 2007;138 369-380.

Mouradian WE, Reeves A, Kim S, Lewis C, Keerbs A, Slayton RL, Gupta D, Oskouian R, Schaad D, Kalet T, Marshall SG. A new oral health elective for medical students at the University of Washington. Teach Learn Med. 2006 Fall;18(4):336-42.

Kim S, Mouradian W, Schaad D, Slayton RL. What Every Physician Should Know about Oral Health. Medical Education May; 40(5):477-8, 2006.

Slayton RL, Bryers JD, Milgrom P. Biotech and biomaterials research to reduce the caries epidemic. BMC Oral Health Jun 15;6 Suppl 1:S1, 2006.

Warren JJ, Slayton RL, Yonezu T, Bishara SE, Levy SM, Kanellis MJ. Effects of Non-Nutritive Sucking Habits on Occlusal Characteristics in the Mixed Dentition. Pediatr Dent 27(6): 445-450, 2006.

Slayton RL, Cooper ME, Marazita ML. Tuftelin, Mutans Streptococci and Dental Caries Susceptibility. J Dent Res 84(8):711-4, 2005.

Hughes RJ, Damiano PC, Kanellis MJ, Kuthy R, Slayton R. Dentists' participation and children's use of services in the Indiana dental Medicaid program and SCHIP: Assessing the impact of increased fees and administrative changes. JADA 136:517-523, 2005.

Slayton RL, Williams L, Murray JC, Wheeler JJ, Lidral AC, Nishimura CJ. Genetic association studies of cleft lip and/or palate with hypodontia outside the cleft region.  Cleft Palate Craniofac J, 40(3): 274-279, 2003.

Presentations (not a complete listing):

2009 Exploring access to contraceptives: What community pharmacies are carrying. APhA Annual Meeting and Exposition, San Antonio, TX

2009 Unlocking the condoms: A study of increasing contraceptive access in pharmacy. APHA 137th Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA

2009 Reducing unintended pregnancies via community pharmacies: Development of messages and materials. APHA 137th Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA

2009 Miss-Conceptions: 18-30 year old women's contraceptive decision-making. APHA 137th Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA