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Heeyoung Han, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Medical Education


Dr. Han's current research and evaluation projects include:

  • Physical findings progress test
  • Physician-patient communication
  • Socialization as learning process
  • Educational technology in medical education
  • Faculty development for active learning in technology-rich learning environment
  • Presence in online environments
  • Writing and reading electronic health record (EHR)/ electronic medical record (EMR)

Her teaching interests and experience includes:

  • Online learning design and development / Flipped classroom
  • Instructional design
  • Curriculum design(redesign) and development
  • Tutor group development
  • Physician-patient communication
  • Educational technology in medical education
  • Program evaluation


Ph.D. in Human Resource Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009, M.A. in Educational Technology, Ewha Womans University (South Korea), 2002, B.A in Social Studies, Ewha Womans University (South Korea), 1996


  • Han, H. (PI). Authentic Physician-Patient Communication Skills in Real Patient-Care Contexts, MMC Foundation Grant, $13,444, 2015-2017.
  • Han, H. (co-PI). Trauma Training Utilizing Serious Gaming Methodology, MMC Foundation Grant, $34,534, 2015-2016.
  • Han. H. (PI). Registered Apprenticeship. Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education & Training. Funded, $2500, November, 2011-December 2011.
  • Student Dissertation Research Support Grant, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008-2009.