New appointments to the School of Nursing
October 17, 2019
Leigh Bachman, MS, joined the school as the Population Health and Systems cooperative assistant. Bachman comes to school from the Bio-Medical Library. She earned a master’s degree in library and information science and a bachelor’s degree in linguistics from the University of Michigan.
Linnea Benike, DNP, RN, PCCN, joined the school as a clinical assistant professor. She also serves as a nurse at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the University of Minnesota.
Midori Green, PhD, joined the school as a program specialist, providing support to five of the school’s centers. Green earned a PhD in art history from the University of Minnesota. Previously, she has worked in the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Design.
Brittany Howard joined the school in the Office of Student and Career Advancement Services as an administrative specialist. Previously, Howard was employed at Wells Fargo and the American Indian OIC and Takoda Institute of Higher Education. She earned a global career development facilitator certificate from Normandale Community College.
Jung Lyun Kim, PhD, RN-BC, joined the school as an assistant professor. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Chungnam National University in Daejon, Korea, and a PhD in Nursing from the University of Florida. Kim was a post-doctoral associate at the University of Florida.
Hannah Lewis, MEd, joined the school as an exercise interventionist working with Professor Fang Yu to investigate exercise’s impact on symptoms of dementia. She earned a master’s degree in sports and exercise science from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Winona State University.
Matt Loth, PhD, joined the school as a research professional working with Associate Professor Chih-Lin Chi investigating how to personalize statin treatment plans using big data. He earned bachelor’s degrees in physics, math and psychology from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point and earned a PhD in physics from University of Minnesota, studying theoretical condensed matter physics. Most recently, Loth was data scientist collecting and analyzing data to inform human-centered design in digital products for GoKart Labs and Ovative Group.
Lauren Martin, PhD, joined the school as an associate professor. Most recently, Martin served as director of research for the Robert J. Jones Urban Research and Outreach Center. Martin earned a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Beloit College and a master’s degree and PhD in anthropology from the New School for Social Research in New York.
Lisa Moon, PhD, joined the school as a clinical assistant professor. Her research focus is consumer-mediated data management, data governance, public policy and legal regulation necessary for interoperable medical records. Moon earned a PhD in Nursing from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Michigan. She has held previous positions at UnitedHealth Group and the Minnesota Department of Health.
Kristina Ranney, BS, joined the school as a research professional on the Ready Steady Clinical Trial. She earned a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from the University of Minnesota. Previously, she was a rehabilitation specialist at HealthSource Chiropractic.
Amanda Schuh, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC, joined the school as clinical assistant professor. Schuh has been a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner at Fairview Health Services in Burnsville since 2016. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, and a master’s degree and PhD in Nursing from the University of Michigan.
Maggie Shea, BA, joined the school as an executive accounts specialist. She came from the accounting department of Northern Star Scouting. She earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Minnesota.
Maci Villavincencio, BA, joined the school as a program specialist for the Office of the Dean. She came to the school from HealthPartners, where she was a public health community relations program coordinator. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead.