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Marilyn Beth Griffiths Lanphier, American public health program administrator. Registered Nurse. Named Woman of Year Delta Mu chapter, Beta Sigma Phi, Monticello, 1979; recipient scholarship Rutgers Summer School/Alcohol Studies, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1975.


Lanphier, Marilyn Beth Griffiths was born on May 8, 1942 in Sioux City, Iowa, United States.


Bachelor of science in nursing, University Iowa, 1964. Postgraduate, University Arkansas, 1966. Master in Public Health, University North Carolina, 1981.


Staff nurse Bradley County Hospital, Warren, Arkansas, 1964-1965. Public health nurse Arkansas Department Public Health, Monticello, 1966-1968, coordinator tuberculosis progressive Pine Bluff, 1971-1972, teen family planning specialist Monticello, 1977-1980. Instructor University Arkansas, 1968-1971.

Mental health nurse Appalachia Community Mental Health Center, Tallahassee, 1972-1974. Psychiatric nurse/alcohol treatment progressive Delta Counseling and Guidance Center, Monticello, 1974-1977. Director adolescent section Oklahoma State Department Health, Oklahoma City, 1981-1993, director adolescent health division, since 1994.

Chairman Oklahoma Adolescent Health Task Force, since 1986, child health committee, Council Juv. Justice, since 1987; consultant school-based clinic project Children's Hospital, Columbia, South Carolina, 1985-1987. Member site review team Association Maternal Child Health Progs., Washington, 1989.


Volunteer docent Oklahoma City Zoo, 1986-1988, 90. Chairman Kids Count/Latch Key Aftersch. Progressive, Memorial Christian Church, Oklahoma City, since 1987. chairman education committee, 1988.

Fellow Society Adolescent Medicine. Member National Organization Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenting (board directors 1983-1987), Oklahoma Public Health Association (nursing section chairman 1984-1986), Sigma Theta Tau.


  • Other Interests

    Raising dachshunds, reading, walking, amateur acting, zoo educator.


Daughter of Gladwyn H. and E. Gertrude (Thompson) Griffiths.