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Mary Jo Brinkman, Ph.D.

I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology from College of Saint Mary, Omaha, NE. I received a Master of Arts degree from Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI. Finally, I received a Ph.D. in Health Science/Health Care Administration from University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR. Initially in my career I worked as a Medical Technologist for St. Luke's Hospital and Veterans Administration Hospital in Kansas City, MO. I also worked as a Medical Technologist for Physician Office Groups in Norfolk, NE. I began my career in Quality Management as the Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Coordinator at a hospital in Nebraska. After 13 years, I was promoted to the Assistant Administrator at a hospital in Arkansas. Now I am the Facility Compliance Officer, Privacy Office and Director of Risk Management. I have certifications as follows: Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) American Society Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC)

Scholarship & Research



Journal of Leadership Studies-Symposium Piece-Relational Leadership: Perspectives of Key Constructs on Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Equity in Higher Education

Psychology Today
Blog Posts Published


American Psychological Association Conference-Utilizing Clinical Hypnotherapeutic Intervention with CBT to Treat Pandemic-Aug. 13-2021 Symptomology

ILA Conference Geneva Switzerland 2021
Presenter -Topic-"The Stress Arc in Leadership and 3 Powerful Disciplines for Mitigating Major Stress Impacts in a New Era"-Upcoming
Presenter -Topic-“Improving Higher Education’s Role in Diversity and Social Equity through Relational Leadership in the New Era”-Upcoming
Presenter-Topic-"Healthcare Leadership-Using Virtuous Leadership in Chaos to Reimagine Beneficial Practices of Employee Cognitive Psychology"-Upcoming
2021-Knowledge Without Boundaries National Summit-College of Doctoral Studies Research Conference-University of Phoenix-Panel Discussion-"Exploring Emergent Trends in Leadership and Education"-Based on published symposia article from the Journal of Leadership Studies-


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College of Doctoral Studies