Margaret Brommelsiek, Ph.D., MS, BA

Associate Research Professor/Director of Interprofessional Education Health Sciences

Phone: 816-235-1711



Dr. Margaret Brommelsiek is an Associate Research Professor in the School of Nursing and Health Studies with over twenty years of experience developing interdisciplinary programs between the fine arts and other academic subjects. A practicing artist and ethnographic researcher, Dr. Brommelsiek has a Ph.D. in Arts Education with a focus in art critical theory, an M.S. in Communication with a focus in media communication, and a B.A. in Art History. Dr. Brommelsiek’s humanities-based interdisciplinary research has received state and national funding. Her current research is in collaboration with Dr. Gary Sutkin, a surgeon in the School of Medicine, along with a team of interprofessional researchers including social scientists, musicians, and theatre faculty who conduct ethnographic studies in the operating room environment. As a practicing visual artist, Dr. Brommelsiek brings to her research the lens of an artist for finding meaning in patterns of behavior and non-verbal cues. Her current body of artistic work focus on the interconnectedness of being through an exploration of the intersection between the arts and sciences. She has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions.