Dr. Malone is a faculty member at Frontier Nursing University teaching a graduate level primary care and clinical courses. Dr. Malone has served as content expert and chair committee member for doctoral students and she practices clinically at a rural community health center. The research focus of her doctoral study was improving the assessment and diagnosis of childhood obesity through innovative practice design. Dr. Malone has presented her research findings at Southern Nursing Research Society, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Doctor of Nursing Practice professional conferences. Dr. Malone has participated in course design and revision in addition to serving on the foundations of practice, plagiarism and educational technology committees at Frontier Nursing University.