Marge Benham-Hutchins completed her PhD at the University of Arizona with a substantive research focus area of Health Informatics and a minor area of Health Systems. She received her ADN from Tarleton State University and a BSN in Nursing Science and MSN in Nursing Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington. Upon completion of her doctoral studies, she joined the faculty at Northeastern University where she taught health informatics in the graduate and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs.
Upon returning to Texas she joined the faculty at Texas Woman’s University and taught philosophy, theory, and informatics in the RN to BSN, graduate, and PhD programs. Next, she joined the University of Texas at Austin as an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing. In addition to an active program of research she taught health systems, quality and safety, biostatistics, informatics, and interprofessional education (IPE) courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. As an affiliate of the Center for Health Interprofessional Practice and Education she was active in multiple IPE initiatives with faculty and students from the Steve Hick’s School of Social work, College of Pharmacy, School of Nursing and Dell Medical School. She continues as an associate of the Center for Health Communication at Moody College of Communication.
Dr. Benham-Hutchins joined the faculty in the College of Nursing and Health Professions at Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi as an Associate Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Biobehavioral Nursing in the Fall 2019.
Dr. Benham-Hutchins is an associate editor of the Journal of Participatory Medicine and a lifetime member of the Society of Participatory Medicine. She is also active in numerous professional organizations and advocates for the Celiac Disease patient community and is currently on the patient advisory board for Beyond Celiac.
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