Mary Hannan

2016 cohort, University of Illinois at Chicago
Mary Hannan, BSN, MSN, APN, AGACNP-BC, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholar, is interested in studying exercise interventions to improve the health and well-being of chronically ill patients, particularly patients with kidney disease. While working as a nurse practitioner, she was surprised by the inactivity of her dialysis patients and questioned why prescribing, recommending, or educating patients about exercise was not part of her routine practice. Her personal interest in physical fitness and running marathons also led her to this area of research.

Hannan earned her Honors Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Prior to beginning doctoral studies, Hannan worked as a registered nurse in the cardiac intensive care unit and cardiac step-down unit. She worked as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in Nephrology at the Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Chicago. She worked as a Transplant Coordinator in the Pre-Kidney and Pancreas Transplant program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Her experience in academia includes serving as an adjunct faculty member at Marquette University and holding the position of Associate Dean of Faculty at Chamberlain College of Nursing-Chicago campus.

Hannan lives in Chicago, IL.