Denise Hill
Position Associate Professor - Master of Health Care Administration
Phone515-271-1410
Emaildenise.hill@dmu.edu
EducationJuris Doctorate, Drake University Law School, Des Moines, IA
Masters of Public Administration, Drake University, College of Business and Public Administration, Des Moines, IA
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science & Communications, Wartburg College, Waverly, IA
CertificationsAdmitted & Licensed to Practice Law in Iowa

Area of Expertise Teaching:

  • Health Law
  • Ethics
  • Public Policy
  • Advocacy
  • Board Governance
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Public Health Law
Professional Organizations, Committees and Boards
  • Association of University Programs in Health Administration
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Association for Institutional Research
  • American College of Healthcare Executives
  • American Bar Association
  • Iowa Society of Healthcare Attorneys
  • Iowa Legal Aid Health & Law Project
  • Iowa Bar Association (Health Law & ADR section member
  • Polk County Bar Association
Service Professional and Community:

  • Reviewer, Journal of Health Administration Education
  • National Advisory Board Member, Pathways Center, Wartburg College
  • Contributing Member, Health Law Body of Knowledge, Association of University Programs in Health Administration
  • Iowa Lutheran Hospital Residency Program, curriculum development and regular guest presenter
  • Advisory Council Member, Iowa Legal Aid Health & Law Project
  • Trustee, Iowa Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Board of Trustees
  • Designated Health Law Expert, Drake Law School Career Night

University:

  • Grievance Committee
  • Nominations Committee
  • DMU Faculty Leadership Council
  • Facilitator and Committee Member for Interprofessional Training on Pharmaceutical Conflicts of Interest
  • Designated Interprofessional Champion and Facilitator for Interprofessional Day
  • Key responsibilities for CAHME accreditation candidacy, competency mapping, and MHA curriculum redesign
  • Liaison, Founder, Des Moines University/Drake Law School-MHA/MPH and JD joint degree program.
  • Member, Bylaws & Nominations Committee
  • Chair, Curriculum Committee

Research

2011 research

Health care providers must understand medical-legal issues. This research explores how students learn by incorporating medical-legal issues (e.g., informed consent) into scenarios in the human simulation lab

Grants and Major Projects

  • Iowa Legal Aid Health and Law Project.  Telligen Community Initiative Grant, $10,000.  Key Contributor:
  • Inventory of Legal Content and Interprofessional Collaboration.  Des Moines University.  Project Administrator: 
  • “Integration of Legal and Clinical Issues in a Patient Simulation Diverticulitis Case,” Pilot Study to Incorporate Legal and Ethical Issues in the Human Simulation Laboratory.  Des Moines University.  Project Administrator: 

Publications

  • Lenning, O.T., Hill, D.M., Saunders, K.P., Solan, A. & Stokes, A. (2013). Powerful Learning Communities:  A Guide to Developing Student, Faculty and Professional Learning Communities to Improve Student Success and Organizational Effectiveness.  Sterling, VA: Stylus.
  • Hill, D.M. (2013). Protecting Patient Privacy: Pharmacy Technician TEAM Monograph.  Des Moines, IA: Collaborative Education Institute.

Books and Monographs

  • Lenning, O.T., Hill, D.M., Saunders, K.P., Solan, A. & Stokes, A. (2013). Powerful Learning Communities:  A Guide to Developing Student, Faculty and Professional Learning Communities to Improve Student Success and Organizational Effectiveness.  Sterling, VA: Stylus.
  • Hill, D.M. (2013). Protecting Patient Privacy: Pharmacy Technician TEAM Monograph.  Des Moines, IA: Collaborative Education Institute.

Articles

  • Lenning, O.T., Hill, D.M. & Saunders, K.P. (2010) “A Comprehensive Approach to Optimum Learning Communities,” Scholarly Paper 50th Annual Forum. Chicago, IL: Association for Institutional Research.
  • Hill, D.M. & Cook, E. “Putting Contact Cheaters and their Conspirators in the False Claims Hot Seat.” Article to be submitted to the Journal of Higher Education. Undergoing peer review.
  • Hill, D.M., Liggett, D. & Bethards, M. Preparing Healthcare Administration Students to Respond to Legal and Ethical Issues Using the Standardized Performance Assessment Laboratory (SPAL). Journal of Health Administration Education. Undergoing peer review.
  • Hill, D.M. & Stebbins, C. “If You Build It…Will They Come? Designing & Implementing an MHA Executive Residency.” Journal of Health Administration Education. Undergoing peer review.
  • Hill, D.M. & Moran, and V.L. “Practice Makes Perfect: An Online Model for Interprofessional Health Law Client Simulation.” Article to be submitted to Journal of Legal Studies Education.  In process.
  • Hill, D.M. & Moran, and V.L. “Patients not Prisoners: EMTALA Transfers for Medicaid Patients in the Civil Commitment Process.  Article to be submitted to Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics.  In process.
  • Hill, D.M. “Prescribing a Solution for Conflicts of Interest in Therapeutic Substitution in the Age of the Patient Protection and Accountable Care Act.” Article to be submitted to Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics. In process.
  • Hill, D.M. “To Disclose or Not to Disclose: That is the Question,” Article in DMU Magazine. Winter 2010.
  • Hill, D.M. “Law and Health Care: A Key Partnership,” Article in DMU Magazine. Winter 2009.
  • Hill, D.M. “Barriers to Access? Considerations for Treating Undocumented Immigrants.” Article in American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management Newsletter. Spring 2008.
  • Hill, D.M. “Barriers to Access? Considerations for Treating Undocumented Immigrants.” Article in DMU Magazine. Spring 2008.
  • Hill, D.M. “I’m Sorry the Law Does Not Protect You: Iowa Apology Statute and Disclosure Obligations.” Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association Newsletter. Spring 2007.
  • Hill, D.M. Speak to Me–Addressing Limited English Proficiency in the Workplace.” White Paper for Davis Law Firm Employment Law Forum. Johnston, IA:  April 2006.
  • Hill, D.M. “Automated External Defibrillators in the Workplace.” Davis Law Firm Employment Law Newsletter: Spring 2006.
  • Hill, D.M. “Always Be Prepared: An Overview of Public Health Law.” White Paper for Davis Law Firm Health Law Forum. Johnston, IA: October 2005.

Presentations

Posters:

  • “Connecting Great People with Great Ideas through Powerful Professional Learning Communities.” Association of University Programs in Health Administration, Annual Meeting. Monterey, CA. (Selected in peer review process).
  • “Powerful Learning Communities Optimize MHA Student Success.” Des Moines University Research Symposium. Des Moines, IA. (Selected in peer review process).
  • Integration of Legal and Clinical Issues in a Patient Simulation Diverticulitis Case.” Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine. Baltimore, MD. (Selected in peer review process).

Presentations

  • “If You Build It…Will They Come? Designing & Implementing an MHA Executive Residency.” Association of University Programs in Health Administration. Webinar. . (Selected presentation)
  • Preparing Healthcare Administration Students to Respond to Legal and Ethical Issues Using the Standardized Performance Assessment Laboratory (SPAL). 14th International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare.
  • “If You Build It…Will They Come? Designing & Implementing an MHA Executive Residency.” Association of University Programs in Healthcare Administration, Annual Meeting. Monterey, CA. (Selected in peer review process).
  • “Using Simulation to Connect Students with the “Real World” of Health Care Administration.” Human Patient Simulation Network World 2013—International Conference. San Francisco, CA. (Selected in peer review process-unable to attend).
  • “Professional Learning Communities: Bridging the Divide between Simulation Stakeholders” Human Patient Simulation Network World 2013—International Conference. San Francisco, CA. (Selected in peer review process-unable to attend).
  • “T-shirts & Taglines: Privacy Training for Pharmacists and Other Healthcare Workers.” Collaborative Education Institute–CEI.  Online Continuing Education Module.
  • “T-shirts & Taglines: Privacy Training for Pharmacy Students.” College of Pharmacy, Drake University.  Des Moines, IA.
  • “Nurses & Informed Consent 101.” Campus Lecture.”  Department of Nursing, Mt. Mercy College.  Cedar Rapids, IA.  (Invited Keynote Speaker).
  • “Navigating Health Care Contracts.” Learning Together IPE Exercise—Sponsored by the Drake Law School/DMU American Association of Health Lawyers Student Alliance DMU Podiatric Practice Management and Journal Club. Des Moines, IA.
  • “Can Students & Conspirators be Held Legally Accountable for Academic Dishonesty?” Des Moines University Research Symposium. Des Moines, IA. (Selected in peer review process).
  • “Be Careful not to get burned by the Block Party Barbeque: Recognizing the Danger of Podiatric Curbside Consults.” Learning Together IPE Exercise—Sponsored by the Drake Law School/DMU American Association of Health Lawyers Student Alliance DMU Podiatric Practice Management and Journal Club. Des Moines, IA.
  • “When It Is Too Soon To Tell: Ensuring an Ethical Response to Potential Clients.” Iowa Society of Healthcare Attorneys, Des Moines, IA. (Invited Keynote Speaker)
  • “Ten Points Physician Assistants NEED to Know to Survive the Health Law Jungle.” Iowa Physician Society Spring Meeting, Des Moines University, IA.
  • “Preparing for the Best & Worst-Key Considerations in Healthcare Contracts.” Iowa Lutheran Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program, Des Moines, IA.
  • “Accountability: Making the Connection to a Life of Integrity.” University-wide presentation to all clinical students re: DMU Professional Integrity Code, Des Moines, IA.

Awards and honors

Des Moines University MHA Faculty of the Year Award

AUPHA Health Law Body of Knowledge Contributor

Des Moines University Distinguished Lecturer

Iowa Legal Aid Health & Law Project Advisory Committee

President of the Iowa Society of Healthcare Attorneys

Des Moines University MPH Faculty of the Year Award