Marvin Solberg, PhD, RN

Marvin Solberg, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor

358 Cohn, 5557 Cass Ave., Detroit, MI 48202

Office hours

By appointment

Research profile

Marvin Solberg, PhD, RN


  • Postdoctoral Training, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2021-22
  • PhD, Wayne State University, 2021
  • Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies, Wayne State University, 2021
  • BSN, Hope College, 2015

Research Interests

  • Adverse childhood experiences
  • Sexual and gender minorities
  • Mental health
  • Substance use
  • Coping/resilience
  • Psychometrics

Clinical Area(s) of Expertise

  • Psychiatric nursing (across the lifespan)
  • Substance use treatment

Selected publications

Papers published since 2022 (* = student involvement):
  • Solberg, M. A., Pasman, E., O'Shay, S., Friedrich, F., Aguis, E., & Resko, S. M. (2024). Public perceptions of opioid use for chronic non-cancer pain. Substance Use and Misuse (in press). 
  • Solberg, M. A. & Kurzer, J. A. M. J. (2024). Evaluating the psychometric properties of the sexual and gender minority-adverse childhood experiences scale among sexual minority men and women. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (in press).
  • Patrick, M. E., Peterson, S. J., Terry-McElrath, Y. M., Rogan, S. E. B., & Solberg, M. A. (2024). Trends in coping reasons for marijuana use among U.S. adolescents from 2016-2022. Addictive Behaviors, 148(107845).
  • Solberg, M. A., Carr, K. D.,* & Peters, R. M. (2023). Adverse childhood experiences and health outcomes among sexual and gender minorities: A systematic review. Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma.
  • Albdour, M. M., DiMambro, M. R.*, Solberg, M. A., Jenuwine, E. S., & Kurzer, J. A. M. J.* (2023). Association of adversities and mental health among first- and second-generation Arab American young adults. Research in Nursing and Health.
  • Solberg, M. A., Blair, L. M., Schlegel, E. C., & Kurzer, J. A. M. J.* (2023). Health disparities among sexual and gender minorities with adverse childhood experiences: Insights from the 2021 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data. American Journal of Public Health, 113(12), 1343-1351.
  • Solberg, M. A., Schlegel, E. C., Spurlock, E. J., Blair, L. M., & Nowak, A. L. (2023). Fostering early career nursing faculty support in the academy: The power of "academic therapy. Nurse Educator. 1-3. doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000001504
  • Guijin, L., Pasman, E., Ellis, J., Solberg, M. A., Hicks, D., Aguis, E., & Resko, S. M. (2023). Risk factors associated with simulataneous use of alcohol and prescription opioids among young adults in Michigan. Journal of Drug Issues.
  • Solberg, M. A., Peters, R. M., & Templin, T. N. (2023). The psychometric properties of the Brief COPE among young adults. Journal of Nursing Measurement. doi: 10.1891/JNM.2022-0046
  • Solberg, M. A., Peters, R. M., Resko, S. M., & Templin, T. N. (2023). Does coping mediate the relationship between adverse childhood experiences and health outcomes in young adults? Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma.
  • Solberg, M. A., Peters, R. M., Templin, T. N., & Albdour, M. M. (2022). The Relationship of Adverse Childhood Experiences and Emotional Distress in Young Adults. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. doi: 10.1177/10783903221140325

A full list of my publications is available on Google Scholar.

Honors and Awards

  • Health of Diverse Populations Research Interest and Implementation Group New Investigator Award (MNRS), 2024
  • American Psychiatric Nurses Association Distinguished Graduate Scholar, 2020
  • Wayne State University College of Nursing Graduate Teaching Assistantship, 2018-21
  • Wayne State University Dean's Diversity Fellow, 2016-18

Current Research

  • Solberg, M. A. (PI). Monitoring the Future: A Cohort-Sequential Panel Study of Drug Use, Ages 19-65 - Diversity Supplement (Solberg). Funded by: National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) of the National Institutes of Health (2023-2025; $378,334).
  • Solberg, M. A. (PI). Adverse Childhood Experiences and Substance Use in Sexual and Gender Minorities: The Effects of Current Stressors and Resilience. Funded by: Harriet Werley Faculty Research Award (2023-2024; $5,000).

Courses taught by Marvin Solberg, PhD, RN

Fall Term 2023

Winter Term 2023

Fall Term 2022

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