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Marilyn Hanson, EdD

Assistant Professor, Interprofessional Healthcare Studies

Marilyn has been developing education materials for over 15 years. Prior to working at Rosalind Franklin, Marilyn worked as Quality Engineer/Manager where she developed quality systems training curriculum including training for statistical analysis, quality auditing, problem solving, and six sigma process improvement principles. She also held a position as an Operations Analyst where she developed and conducted Microsoft Office, Crystal Report and other technology training. Finally, just prior to coming to the university, as a supplemental instructor for UW-Parkside she helped with the development of assessment criteria and student evaluations.

Marilyn holds a Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction Leadership for Adult Education from Aurora University in Illinois. She also holds a Master of Art in Teaching with an emphasis on Educational Technology. In addition, she completed the Master Online Teacher Certification from the University of Illinois and the Distance Education Certified Trainer program from the University of West Georgia. Marilyn started working at the University in spring, 2006 as an Academic Applications Trainer, developing a training curriculum which included courses for various applications supported by Information and Educational Technology Services. She then moved into the role of Instructional Designer where she worked with faculty to help them develop more dynamic course materials. In spring of 2010 she accepted a position of Lecturer with the department of Nutrition and in spring 2011 moved into role of Director of Health Professions Education.


2015 - CHP Outstanding Advisor: Marilyn Hanson, EdD, MAT, Department of Interprofessional Studies, Health Professions Education Program


Bridges, DR, Hanson, M. (2012). Mapping and Integrating Online Interprofessional Teaching Strategies to Achieve Interprofessional Student Competencies. Health and Interprofessional Practice1(3):eP1030. Available at:

Hanson, M. (2015) An observational study of information dissemination and clinical decision making of first year physician assistant students during a collaborative clinical simulation exercise. Unpublished Dissertation


6/2014 - Hanson, M., Antony, R., Batteson, T. Building Better interprofessional (IP) teams: Team Performance Scale (TPS) may help identify at risk IP student teams. All Together Better Health VII Conference, Pittsburgh, PA (Presentation)

6/2014 - (Presented research for Carlson, J.) The relationship between transactive memory and group performance during an interprofessional healthcare team training exercise. All Together Better Health VII Conference,Pittsburgh, PA (Presentation)

6/2014 - Hanson, M., Henderson, C., Tappert, S.K. How to Weave culture Into an Interprofessional Course. All Together Better Health VII, Pittsburgh, PA (Poster)

6/2014 - Tappert, S.K., Garber, S., Hanson, M. Excellence in Interprofessional Health Care - and elective activity for students at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, All Together Better Health VII Conference, Pittsburgh, PA (Poster)

10/2013 - Hanson, M., Tappert, S.K. A team-based tool to help learners find value in interprofessional approaches to quality improvement. 2013 ASAHP Annual Conference; Interprofessional Education and Practice in the Allied Health Arena, Orlando, FL (Presentation)

6/2013 – Hanson, M., Tappert, S. K. Learning to prevent medical errors as an IP team: Two or more professionals are better than one, AAMC 2013: June 2013 Integrating Quality Meeting, Rosemont, IL (Poster)

3/2013 – Hanson, M., Katz, R., DeZoute, M., Hafzalla, M., Konstantinides, M., Minnema, K. Student/Faculty partnership in the development of online education modules utilizing the Quality Matters Rubric: A case study of the online Clinical Laboratory Sciences modules at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, RFUMS 2013 All School Research Consortium, North Chicago, IL (Poster & Paper)

1/2013 - Bridges, DR, GiermanRiblon, C., Hanson, M. Creative Online Teaching Methods to Facilitate Interprofessional Education, FHCC RFUMS Poster Day, North Chicago VA, IL (Poster)

11/2012 - Hanson, M., Tappert, S. K. Two or more professionals are better than one - Preventing medical errors as an IPE team, St. Louis University Interprofessional Conference, Exploring Pedagogy of Interprofessional Education to Improve Teamwork and Patient Outcomes, St. Louis, MO (Presentation)

8/2012 - Hanson, M. Technology in the classroom: Contributory or invasive, a tool to help you decide, Masters Teachers Guild Symposium, Creating a Culture of Educational Excellence, North Chicago, IL (Poster)

2/2012 - How did I get here? Opportunities in technology in higher education. TechTEENS from the YWCA of Lake County 2012 (Presentation)

6/2011 - Bridges, DR, GiermanRiblon, C., Hanson, M. Creative online teaching methods to facilitate interprofessional education, Collaborating Across Borders III, Tucson, AZ (Poster)