Margaret Brommelsiek,Ph.D

Director of Interprofessional Education Health Sciences Schools & Associate Research Professor

Phone: 816-235-1711



Dr. Margaret Brommelsiek is an Instructor in the School of Nursing and Director of Interprofessional Education charged with developing a humanities-based IPE program for the health sciences schools at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). She has over twenty years of experience developing interdisciplinary and interprofessional programs and curriculum connecting the fine arts with the life and health sciences. Dr. Brommelsiek has a Ph.D. in Arts Education/Arts Administration with a focus on aesthetics and art criticism, a Master of Science in Communications, and a Bachelor of Arts in art history and design.  Since coming to UMKC, her research and interdisciplinary projects have received over $2.4 million in state, federal, and foundation funding support. She currently serves as the Primary Investigator on a grant from the Health Resources Services Administration, Advanced Nursing Education Program, and as a Co-Investigator on a Health Resources Services Administration, Nurse Educator Quality Practice & Retention grant. A member of Phi Kappa Phi, her scholarly work has been published in New Letters, The Alabama Review, and in two publications where she also served as editor: Jesse Howard & Roger Brown: Now Read On, and The Sublimated City.  Current research interests focus on the nonverbal or ‘silent voice’ in works of art and through health provider-patient interactions and implications for improving healthcare communication and patient assessment methodologies. Recent research focused on the ways in which humans negotiate an increasingly technological environment and technology’s role in shaping our relationships with others.