Anderson has 30 years of experience as a health care administrator with the most recent being as an Executive Partner at MeritCare from 1997 to 2001. He has been the director of the program in health care administration at Concordia College since 2001.
Benson contributes to the development of appropriate and assessable forms of instruction in the areas of health and physical education, particularly related to combating childhood obesity through various primary prevention methods at every level of education, including early childhood. Benson is president of the Minnesota Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (MAHPERD).
Blegen teaches exercise physiology, nutrition, biomechanics, fitness assessment and strength and conditioning. He can address how environmental factors influence eating behaviors, holiday eating tips and nutrition for student-athletes. He was recently elected president of the Northland American College of Sports Medicine (NACSM) and is co-director of the Women’s Health Integrative Research Lab (WHIRL) at St. Catherine University.
Chatterjea is an immunologist who has previously worked on developing models of bone marrow transplantation and bacterial infection in mice as well as in therapeutic drug development for autoimmune diseases. Chatterjea, the associate director of Macalester’s Program in Community and Global Health, is interested in curricula and programs that bring public health education into undergraduate liberal learning.
Doherty teaches health policy and serves as the director for the MAHHSA in Minneapolis, Rochester and fully online programs, in addition to consulting to health-related organizations. As a former corporate public affairs officer for MeritCare Health System (now Sanford Health) and the Executive Director for the Health Policy Consortium (membership made up of Altru, MedCenter One, Trinity, and MeritCare Health Systems), Susan brings a strong background in strategic planning and government relations, including federal payment policy and health care reform, state Medicaid redesign, licensure requirements for nursing home administers, and professional practice issues.
Duoos’ field of expertise is biomechanics and kinesiology. She has taught anatomy, motor development, physical education methods courses and activity courses. Duoos’ research interests are cross-country skiing and golf.
Durenberger teaches health policy at St. Thomas’ Opus College of Business, School of Law and School of Education. He served as U.S. Senator from Minnesota from 1978-95 and currently serves on national health policy commissions, is a director at Allina Health Systems, lectures, and writes a nationally known Commentary on policy and politics.
Jansen is a neuroscientist with research experience in neural plasticity, transplantation, and regeneration in animal models of ischemia and pain. She is active in consulting and outreach in the neurosciences and women’s health and biology and serves on the University of Minnesota's Animal Care and Use Committee. She teaches courses in neuroscience; Women, Health, and Reproduction; and Biology of Women.
Lammert has expertise in the areas of immunology, immune systems, food poisoning, microbiology and pharmaceutical side effects. As bacteria, viruses and human diseases continue to develop and be prevalent in our society, there is a growing importance to the study of microbiology and immunology.
Leuning's expertise includes transcultural nursing, community/public health nursing, experiential teaching-learning pedagogy, and curriculum and program development. Her publications and presentations focus on advancing the science and art of nursing across care settings and within a global society. She is a consultant to the University of Namibia and a peer reviewer for nursing journals.
Lichtenberg’s specialty is improving the effectiveness of health care professional education in areas of best practices for electronic health care records implementation, interdisciplinary leadership courses in the health sciences and interdisciplinary initiatives in rural health care.
Ludwig worked as a Physician Assistant in Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine and Urgent Care, and still practices part-time. She is interested in curriculum and program development, professional development, cardiology, otolaryngology and pediatrics. She is actively involved with the Physician Assistant Education Association, the national organization of PA educators.
McLaughlin helped establish St. Thomas’ National Institute of Health Policy. He is the author of books on health care management and blogs about healthcare reform, policy and management at High Performance Healthcare Blog. He is former CEO of the Hennepin County Medical Center and former chair of the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems.
Moody has taught, lectured and written curriculum about nurse anesthesia. She has expertise in advanced practice nursing education, advanced practice nursing, nurse anesthesia and anesthesia. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists and the Minnesota Association of Nurse Anesthetists, where she's on the Minnesota Association of Nurse Anesthetists Education and Research Committee.
Nash's interests include child-rearing, child-bearing, and the role of parenting. She is a member of the Nursing Education Learning Network, funded by the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation. The Network is committed to the study of the emerging science of complexity as it relates to health care and nursing.
Niemuth’s research interests are sports medicine-related topics. He teaches courses in diagnosis, kinesiology, musculoskeletal systems, clinical orthopaedics and sports medicine. He is a Certified Athletic Trainer and the Assistant Athletic Trainer for St. Kate's. He is an adjunct faculty member at the Hennepin County Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Program and the founder of Orthopaedic Sports, Inc.
Sandefer’s specialty is health care optimizing the electronic health record and related health information technology to increase effectiveness and cost efficiencies, especially rural facilities achieving “meaningful use” levels.
Sheats’ expertise is in public health nutrition (she holds a Master in Public Health Nutrition from the University of Minnesota) and she is also a licensed and registered dietitian. A St. Kate’s alumna, she is a textbook reviewer and frequent guest lecturer on diet and healthy eating.
Solberg has taught and conducted research in psychology for over 40 years. He has expertise in cognitive psychology, including learning, memory, decision making, language and critical thinking. He serves as a consultant for statistical analysis, research methodology, test and survey construction and outcome research. He is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Item Development Committee for the psychology licensure examination (EPPP).
Witrak’s specialties include nursing’s role in rural health care and the application of health information technologies to nursing education and practice. She is a member of the National Rural Health Association and co-chairs the Minnesota e-Health advisory committee.
Zust teaches maternity nursing and mental health nursing at Gustavus. Her clinical practice has had a family health focus that includes her work with grieving families in oncology/hospice; acutely ill patients and their families in ICU/CCU; struggling and/or violent families in public health; and new families in OB.