Professional Bio


  • Ph.D., University of Colorado-Denver, Health Sciences Center
  • M.S., University of Colorado-Denver, Health Sciences Center
  • B.S., Metropolitan State University of Denver


Clinical Certifications and Expertise

  • Community Health
  • Women’s Health Care
  • Acute Care Labor and Delivery Nursing

Professional Memberships

  • Friends of Nursing
  • The Gathering Place, Health Services Grant Board Member and Past President
  • Colorado Nurses' Association (CNA)
  • American Nurses' Association (ANA)
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)


Research & Scholarship

Research Interests

  • Community and Public Health
  • Women's Health Research Trajectory: Efficacy of Health Fairs: 9Health Fair Participant Effects on Health
  • Behaviors and Follow Up
  • Behaviors, Project Homeless Connect Participant Effects on Health Behaviors
  • Global Nursing
  • Efficacy and Impact on Student Learning of Field Experiences with Leadership Nursing Mentors

Recent Publications

Finn, C. & Coast, MJ.  (2017). Global voyeurism or sustainable ethical practice?  Journal of Forensic Nursing. DOI: 10.1097/JFN. 0000000000000170.

Recent Presentations

Miller, J., Moran, J., Weeks, K., Wright, K., & Coast, M.J. Impact of Sleep Distribution on ICU Patients.  Nursing Grand Rounds, St. Joseph’s Medical Center.  Denver, CO. December 12, 2017.

Coast M, Ernst D, Carlson R.  Preparing the Future Graduate Public Health Nurse for Excellence in Population Care and Advocacy in the Context of Health Care Reform. Colorado Public Health Association Annual Spring Conference, Blackhawk, CO: Poster. March 5-6, 2015.

Awards and Recognition

  • Nightingale Luminary Award, Colorado Nurses Foundation, April 2017

  • Nominee for President’s Award for Service, Regis University, 2010

  • St. John Francis Regis Award for Service Nominee, Regis University. 2010

Community Involvement and Service

Service to Community

  • Medical Advisory Board, 9Health Fair