Dr. Marion Rachael Bartlett joined the faculty of Wagner College in 1936 after completing her graduate work in psychophysiology at Columbia University. Before completing her graduate work, she studied at the University of Paris for a year and was a research fellow at the New York State Psychiatric Institute in New York City and at Yale University. Her research suggests a strong interest in suggestibility and sensory perception in psychiatric populations.
In 1938, according to the Wagner College Bulletin (a newsletter no longer published), Dr. Bartlett reported that Wagner College students scored in the 68th percentile on the "Thurstone Psychological Examination" which was administered to 32,000 US college students at 185 universities.
After Wagner College, it appears she continued her clinical research at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and that she did some research on mental health of soldiers for the US Veterans Administration.