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Riesenberg2Lee Ann Riesenberg, Ph.D., R.N., C.M.Q.

The Riesenberg Lab is led by Lee Ann Riesenberg, Ph.D., R.N., C.M.Q.

Dr. Riesenberg conducts medical education outcomes research. Her degrees include: Registered Nurse from St. John’s Nursing School, Springfield, MO (1977), a bachelor’s in psychology from Loyola University, Chicago, IL (1988), a Master’s in Health Care Administration from the New School for Social Research, New York, NY (1996), and a Ph.D. in higher education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2004). She received the Medical Education Research Certificate (MERC), from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) in 2006 and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School for Health Professions Basic Level certification in 2010.

Dr. Riesenberg has worked in medical education for the past 30 years; has received numerous recognition awards for her dedication to medical education and quality improvement in graduate medical education; and has published over 60 peer-reviewed manuscripts. Her primary research areas of interest are systematic reviews of the literature, patient handoffs and transitions of care, procedure skills checklist validation, and other medical education outcomes. 

  • Recent Publications
    For a full list of publications prior to 2022, see PubMed.  

    1. Shafiq M, Russo S, Davis J, Hall R, Calhoun J, Jasper E, Berg K, Berg D, O'Hagan EC, Riesenberg LA. Development and content validation of the checklist for assessing placement of a small-bore chest tube (CAPS) for small-bore chest tube placement. AEM Educ Train. 2023 Mar 22;7(2):e10855. doi: 10.1002/aet2.10855. PMID: 36970560; PMCID: PMC10033853.  
    2. Sparling J, France D, Abraham J, Duffy C, Michael M, Riesenberg LA, Lazzara E, Mershon BH, Lane-Fall M, Keebler JR, Weinger M, Greilich P. Handoff Effectiveness Research in Perioperative environments (HERO) design studio conference report. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. Available online February 16, 2023. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcjq.2023.02.004
    3. Clark B, Blanchard EE, Rafield G, Riesenberg LA, Patel BN, Hackney A, Tubinis M. Effects of an Experiential Trauma Bootcamp on PGY 3 Anesthesiology Residents' Knowledge and Confidence Levels. J Educ Perioper Med. 2023 Jan 1;25(1):E696. doi: 10.46374/volxxv_issue1_blanchard. PMID: 36960033; PMCID: PMC10029110.
    4. Riesenberg LA, Davis R, Heng A, Vong do Rosario C, O'Hagan EC, Lane-Fall M. Anesthesiology Patient Handoff Education Interventions: A Systematic Review. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2022 Dec 15:S1553-7250(22)00296-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjq.2022.12.002. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36631352.
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