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Marylou Mylant



Professor Emeriti

Office Building


Mailing Address

Graduate Nursing
1220 Mount Rushmore Rd Ste 2
Rapid City, SD 57701


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Board Certified Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with a PhD in Nursing from The University of Texas at Austin

Academic Interests/Expertise

Children at risk: child maltreatment, intimate partner violence, and trauma; as well as protective factors such as attachment and culture.

Academic Responsibilities

Undergraduate psych mental health nursing, graduate health promotion/disease prevention and research, and doctoral quantitative research methods.

Specialty Area

  • Mental Health

Awards and Honors

Sewrey Distinguished Faculty Colloquium, South Dakota State University, 1995; Phi Chapter Research Award, Sigma Theta Tau, 1996; District Nurse of the Year Award for Outstanding Quality Nursing, South Dakota Nurses Association, 1996; Dean’s Scholar Award, South Dakota State University, College of Nursing, 1996-1999; Developmental Science Fellowship, University of North Caroline at Chapel Hill, 1999; Research Support Award, South Dakota State University, 2000; Faculty Award for Excellence, College of Nursing, South Dakota State University, 2006.


American Indian Pilot Study on Caregiving, Attachment and Health of Young Children. Funded by NIH Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities through the Collaborative Research Center on American Indian Health 2014-2015 ($98, 726). Project Cante Waste: A Pilot Study. Funded through the South Dakota State University 2000 Research Support Fund 2000-2001 ($4703). Ateyapi Prevention Project, Project Evaluator for Rural America Initiatives. Funded through the Office of Population Affairs’ Adolescent Family Life Demonstration Grants 2002-2007. ($900,000). Project Takoja-Teen Survivors' Circle: A Care Project Serving Sexually Abused Native American Teens, Project Evaluator & Intervention Consultant for Rural America Initiatives. Funded through the Office of Population Affairs’ Adolescent Family Life Demonstration Grants 2000-2005 ($648,134).

Professional Memberships

American/SD Nurses Association, International Society of Psychiatric Nurses, Academy on Violence and Abuse, Native Research Network, Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International

Applications of Research

Wey, H. & Mylant, M.(June, 2013). Physical health outcomes in abused and neglected children: A 30-year follow-up. [Review of the article A prospective investigation of physical health outcomes in abused and neglected children: New findings from a 30-year follow-up by C. Spatz Widom, S.J. Czaja, T. Bently ,and M.S. Johnson] American Journal of Public Health, 102 (6), 1135 -1144.Mylant, M. & Mann, C. (2008). Intimate partner violence and current sexual trauma among high-risk adolescent mothers. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, special edition on culture.
Mylant, M., Ide, B., Cuevas, E., & Meehan, M. (2002). Adolescent children of alcoholics: Vulnerable or resilient“ Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 8, 57-64.