Heeyoung Han, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Medical Education
Faculty Affairs

    About me

    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



    Education & training

    Undergraduate Degree
    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


    Journal Publications

    • Han, H., Roberts, N., & Korte, R. (2015). Learning in the Real Place: Medical Students’ Learning and Socialization in Clerkships. Academic Medicine, 90(2), 231–239.
    • Tayler, F., Nelson, E., Delfino, & Han, H. (2015). A Blended Approach to Learning in an Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency Program: Proof of Concept. Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development, 2, 53-62.
    • Cho, Y., Kim, N., Lee, M., Lim, J. S., Han, H., & Park, H. Y. (2015). South Korean women leaders’ struggles for a work and family balance. Human Resource Development International, 18(5), 521-537.
    • Hurtubise, L., Hall, E., Sheridan, L., Han, H. (2015). The Flipped Classroom in Medical Education: Engaging Students to Build Competency. Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development, 2, 35-43.
    • Papireddy, M. R., Han, H., Hingle, S., Koschmann, T., Ferguson, J. A., & Sandstrom, S. (2014). The resident audio-recording project: A 3-step process to improve clinical communication skills. Journal of Graduate Medical Education, 6(2), 367-369.
    • Han H, Waters T, Lopp L. Preserving Patient Relationship-centered Care while Utilizing EHRs. MedEdPORTAL; 2014. Available from: www.mededportal.org/publication/9729
    • Han, H., Nelson, E. & Wetter, N. (2014). Medical students’ online learning technology needs. The Clinical Teacher, 11(1), 15-19.
    • Han, H., Resch, D. S., & Kovach, R. A. (2013). Educational technology in medical education. Teaching and Learning in Medicine, 25(Supplement 1), S39-S43.
    • Han, H. (2013). Do nonverbal emotional cues matter? Effects of video casting in synchronous virtual classrooms. American Journal of Distance Education, 27(4), 253-264.
    • Park, S., Cho, Y., Yoon, S. & Han, H. (2013). Comparing team learning approaches through the lens of activity theory. European Journal of Training and Development, 37(9), 788 - 810.
    • Han, H. & Boulay, D.A. (2013). Reflections and future prospects for evaluation in human resource development. New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 25 (2), 5-17.
    • Han, H. & Lopp, L. (2013). Writing and reading in the electronic health record: An entirely new world. Medical Education Online, 18.
    • Han. H. & Johnson, S. D. (2012). Relationship between students' emotional intelligence, social bond, and interactions in online learning. The Journal of Educational Technology & Society, 15(1), 78-89.
    • Han, H., Kuchinke, P., Boulay, D.A. (2009). Postmodernism and HRD Theory: Current Status and Prospects. Human Resource Development Review, 8(1), 54-67.
    • Han, H. (2007). Mediation and remediation in online learning. The International Journal of Learning. 14(2), 225-230.
    • Kuchinke, K. P. & Han, H. (2005). Should caring be viewed as competence? (Re) Opening the dialogue over the limitations of competency frameworks in HRD. Human Resource Development International, 8(3).

    Book Chapter

    • Han, H., Han, S., Lim, D., & Yoon, S. (2015). Active Learning, Deliberate Practice, and Educational Technology in Professional Education: Practices and Implications. In J. Keengwe (Ed), Handbook of Research on Educational Technology Integration and Active Learning. IGI.


    • 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.


    • Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) Research Paper Award 2015.
    • The Clinical Teacher IMPACT Award (Improving Practitioners as Clinical Teachers), 2015.
    • Evans Doctoral Scholar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008-2009.
    • Boeing Award, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006-2007.
    • Ewha fellowship, Ewha Womans University, 1995.