Faculty member leads public health mission to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at the Lord Baltimore Hotel Triage, Respite, and Isolation (TRI) Center in downtown Baltimore.
When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, Marik Moen, PhD ’18, MPH, RN, assistant professor, who teaches and has a clinical practice in community/public health nursing, sought to help the populations she serves to be safe, collecting face masks for patients living with HIV. But she sensed the need for deeper involvement in the COVID-19 response. A few weeks later, Charles “Chuck” Callahan, DO, vice president of population health, University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), invited Moen to serve as the director of nursing at the Lord Baltimore Hotel Triage, Respite, and Isolation (TRI) Center in downtown Baltimore. The center is one of the only isolation hotels of its type in the state and one of a few dozen isolation sites nationally.