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Marc-Aurel Martial

Assistant Professor

530 KMBL
Provo, UT 84602


Marc-Aurel Martial is an Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing at Brigham Young University. He enjoys learning, teaching, and assisting other people, including students, in the pursuit of their noblest aspirations. One of his career goals is to become a global health researcher with a focus on reducing maternal and childhood anemia by improving access to essential public health services and health outcomes among disadvantaged populations, primarily in rural Haiti. His research and teaching interests align with his humanitarian objectives. Marc-Aurel was raised in Haiti and immigrated to the United States. He and his wife are the parents of two boys and one girl. He loves his native land and has a passion for planning, organizing, implementing, and evaluating sustainable projects. His service to Haiti is one of the small ways he can pay it forward. He enjoys spending time with family, walking, hiking, biking, and playing racquetball and ping pong. He is the founder of Haiti Health Initiative (HHI), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. HHI and its Haitian sister organization seek to improve the overall health and well-being of rural Haitians through economic development initiatives and the provision of education and services in primary health care, dental care, nutrition and public health.

Research Interests

Key factors influencing the health of at-risk populations
Social determinants of health, especially nutrition, water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH)
Care coordination
Intersection of culture and healthcare
Health teaching and health promotion
Adherence to clinical protocols and guidelines
Integration of primary care with maternal and child health and community health

Teaching Interests

Public and global health
Research methodology
Quality improvement and patient safety in healthcare
Clinical capstone practicum
Culturally congruent practice
Interprofessional education, collaboration, and communication
Coordination of care
fundamentals of nursing
health assessment and health promotion

Licenses and Certifications

  • American Heart Association, Basic Life Support (CPR and AED) (2019 - 2021)

Courses Taught

Marc-Aurel Martial