Marion Leary, PhD, MPH, RN is the Director of Innovation for the University of Pennsylvania's School of Nursing. Her work focuses on using innovation and design thinking to improve health and healthcare. Previously she was the Director of Innovation Research for the Center for Resuscitation Science at the University of Pennsylvania and an Instructor in the Penn Master of Public Health program.
Dr. Leary completed her master's degree in nursing at Penn, in health leadership, a master's degree in public health at Penn and a doctorate focused on innovation and design at Penn.
Dr. Leary is the founder of ImmERge Labs, LLC (2016-2018), using augmented and virtual reality platforms to reimagine how we prepare for emergencies. ImmERge Labs was the winner of the 2017 University of Pennsylvania's AppItUP competition and was accepted into the Science Center's 2017 Digital Health Accelerator.
Dr. Leary is a contributor to the American Nurses Association's American Nurse journal, the Nursing Beat, Medium, and the Inquirer (OpEd section).
Dr. Leary was a contributor to the Huffington Post, Geekadelphia, Generocity and was the host of STEAMrollrs, a segment of the STEM Everyday Podcast featuring women who are paving the way in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). She was also on the planning committee for Start Talking Science a free public event to increase the public awareness of — and interest in — cutting-edge, local research. She was also on the planning committee for the March for Science PHL 2017 and 2018.
Dr. Leary and her team from ImmERge Labs placed first at the University of Pennsylvania AppItUP 2017 competition. Read more about ImmERge Labs here. Dr. Leary and her team also won the 2016 Northeastern Nurse Innovation Hackathon and was on the planning committee as well as a mentor & speaker for the 2017 event.
Dr. Leary was the co-Director of the Hypothermia and Resuscitation (HART) Institute at Penn.
Dr. Leary founded Sink or Swim Philadelphia (2011-2015), a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission was to assist people who were uninsured or underinsured raise funds to pay for medical expenses using social media and medical crowd-funding.
Dr. Leary was also a co-founder of Resuscor, LLC (2012-2015) a Penn UPstart company focusing on cardiac arrest and resuscitation science medical education, innovation and technology.
University of Pennsylvania's School of Nursing
Amplify Nursing features nurses who are paving the way in science, policy and innovation. Our Amplify Nursing guests defy stereotypes, define practice, and disrupt convention. We highlight the breadth and depth of nursing influence on society by amplifying nurses who are pushing boundaries and breaking down barriers to build a new paradigm.
Amplify Nursing is a Penn Nursing podcast supported by the Pinola Fund for Innovation in Nursing. Hosted by Marion Leary and Dr. Angelarosa DiDonato.
Featuring women who are paving the way in science, technology, engineering, art & math (STEAM)
Dr. Julie Fairman, Nightingale Professor of Nursing and Director Emerita, Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, discusses the history of nursing science.
Interviews with, and performances by, Marion Leary
Marion Leary wants her nursing colleagues to know they, too, can have a career in tech. Over the span of 16 years, Marion Leary has built an innovation-focused nursing career. Her mission now is to help other healthcare pros pursue that path themselves.
Marion Leary is just...so cool. She took a winding path to nursing but found her passion in nursing research, leadership, and innovation.
Penn LDI Associate Fellow Marion Leary of Penn Nursing Pulls Together a Colloquium to Discuss the New Academic Trend
In this episode of the SONSIEL series, we are privileged to feature two amazing nurse leaders, Hiyam Nadel and Marion Leary. Hiyam is the Director of the Center for Innovations and Care Delivery at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Marion is the Director of Innovation at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Nursing.
On episode 288 of The Nurse Keith Show nursing career and healthcare podcast, Keith interviews Marion Leary, MSN, MPH, PhD, the Director of Innovation at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Nursing, regarding innovative design thinking, science communication, STEM, and much more.
On this episode of Law 2030, we hear from Marion Leary, Director of Innovation at Penn Nursing. Listen to learn about the natural innovative inclinations of nurses, Marion's predictions for the future of nursing, what all professions can learn about user-centered design and how to develop a creative mindset.
Let's catch up with the multi-faceted Marion Leary, who is the Director of Innovation at University of Pennsylvania's School of Nursing. She was Philly's Geek of the Year in 2017, Philadelphia Inquirer's Health Influencer in 2019 and has been a resuscitation science researcher for many years now. We talk about innovation, design thinking, how Philadelphia is more than just the Rocky Memorial and her attempts to reduce the social and economic disparity in healthcare in the US.
Marion Leary is the Director of Innovation at the Pennsylvania School of Nursing. We discuss innovation and nursing education, University of Pennsylvania’s free online Design Thinking for Health platform, nurses as innovation leaders, and why storytelling matters. Show host: Dawan Stanford.
A Proudly Geeky Nurse!
These nurses are shattering nursing stereotypes in their spheres of practice. We recognize them as Nurses On Purpose!
On September 29th a medical researcher in Philadelphia fired off a simple, well-meaning tweet, and then barely thought twice about it. Little did she know that by doing that, she was perpetrating covert propaganda on behalf of the U.S. government. Ira explains.
Melissa Harris-Perry MSNBC
Melissa began today’s “Foot Soldiers” segment with a fable about a starfish, meant to illustrate the power of doing even a little bit to make a difference – even when the difference you’re making appears to some as too small to bother. Marion Leary has known that power well, since she launched the website for her non-profit organization, Sink or Swim Philadelphia.
Talking resuscitation research and virtual reality CPR training in this episode of Nursing Notes Live with nurse innovator Marion Leary, RN, MSN, MPH, FAHA.
In SciComm episode 43, I am joined by Marion Leary. Marion is the Director of Innovation Research for the Center for Resuscitation Science at the University of Pennsylvania and the Innovation Specialist at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.
Russell’s second set of guests are twins Marion and Jennifer Leary. Marion is the Director of Innovation Research for the Center for Resuscitation Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania and Jennifer is a former firefighter and Founder of Red Paw Emergency Relief Team.
One startup founder faced the very problem her company is trying to solve.
ImmERge Labs cofounder Marion Leary was walking home from the Philadelphia Eagles parade last Thursday, amid a city overcome with joy when, suddenly, she bumped into the very problem her startup is trying to fix.
Today Chris welcomes the 2017 Philly Geek of the Year Marion Leary to the show. Think the name Marion Leary sounds familiar? Marion has also guest hosted some special segments right here on the STEM Everyday podcast entitled StEAMrollrs. Marion is also the founder of ImmERge Labs, using augmented and virtual reality platforms to reimagine how we prepare for emergencies.
Roll Through This Philly Produced STEAM Podcast
TeleCode is a solution to improve in-hospital cardiac arrest by connecting worldclass resuscitation experts with healthcare providers at the point of care, at the moment of need via a telemedical device.
"No one can do everything, but everyone can do something."
Pen Pal: 2023-Present
Letters to a Pre-Scientist connects students to STEM professionals through snail mail to broaden students ’ awareness of what STEM professionals look like and do at work and inspire all students to explore a future in STEM.
Program Committee: 2014-2018; 2022-Present
Start Talking Science (STS) is a free public event where STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) researchers present non-technical posters to the community. We hope to increase public awareness of - and interest in - cutting-edge research taking place in Philadelphia in order to make STEM more accessible. #STEAM
Co-organizer; Board Member; Social Media & Outreach: 2016-2018
The March for Science is a celebration of science. It's not about scientists or politicians, it is about the very real role that science plays in each of our lives and the need to respect and encourage research that gives us insight into the world.
Innovation Committee Member: 2019-Present
ANA is dedicated to building a culture of innovation across the nursing profession. Our innovation work exists to support and nurture the innovative, curious, and pioneering nature of nurses.
Emergency Cardiovascular Care Innovation Sub-Committee (2019-2020); Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science Subcommittee (2014-2018)
Working on a national level to advance the science around cardiac arrest and resuscitation science. #learnCPR
Disaster Health Nurse: 2008-2016
Providing first aid treatment for injuries, monitor the well-being of people staying in Red Cross shelters, and replace prescription medications during emergencies and natural disasters. #emergencyprepardness
Board Member; Communications Committee Chair: 2015-2017
An advocacy organization which builds political power for the Philadelphia area Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community through involvement within the Democratic Party.