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Tricia Tooman

Tricia Tooman

BS, MS

Education

PhD Candidate School of Management, University of St Andrews
Provisional thesis title: The Social Shepherding of Interconnected Knowledge: A case study on social interactions that support knowledge mobilisation for sepsis care in Scotland.

MS (summa cum laude) Adult Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Master's Thesis: Understanding the role of a physician leader: Lessons from those who have successfully implemented the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control's 12 steps for the prevention of antimicrobial resistance in healthcare settings.

BS (cum laude) Biblical Education, Multnomah University

Professional Experience

My professional background was based in the adult continuing education field, in both industry and consulting, before beginning a research career. In the last decade I have turned my focus to health services research, first with the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, and now joining the PhD programme at the University of St Andrews in 2013. I currently serve as Managing Editor of the Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, and I am affiliated with the Social Dimensions of Health Institute (SDHI) and the Research Unit for Research Utilisation (RURU).

Research Interests

My research goal is to better understand the role of knowledge and information in health care team learning that contributes to practice change. Underlying that are interests including understanding how professional teams learn and change, understanding the role of continuing education in learning and behaviour change, and exploring knowledge creation, mobilisation, flow, and the recreation of knowledge in professional practice.

Supervisors

Professor Huw Davies
Professor Sandra Nutley

Publications

Papers/Abstracts in refereed journals

Olson CA, Tooman TR. Didactic CME and practice change: Don't throw that baby out quite yet. Advances in Health Sciences Education. 2012; 17(3): 441-451.

Olson CA, Tooman TR, Alvarado CJ. Knowledge systems, health care teams, and clinical practice: a study of successful change. Advances in Health Sciences Education. 2010; 15(4): 491-516.

Olson CA, Tooman TR, Loose AS, Lindeman G, Alvarado C. Successful implementation of antimicrobial resistance practice guidelines: a cross-case study of three hospitals [abstract]. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions 2008; 28(S1): S45.

Tooman TR, Olson CA, Bakken LL. The role of physician leader in improving clinical practice: a comparative case study of two successful initiatives [abstract]. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions 2008; 28(S1): S40-41.

Cochrane L, Olson CA, Murray S, Dupuis M, Tooman TR, Hayes S. Gaps between knowing and doing: understanding and assessing the barriers to optimal healthcare. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions 2007, 27(2): 94-102.

Olson CA, Tooman TR, Leist JC. Contents of a core library for CME professionals: a Delphi study. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions 2005; 25(4):278-288.

Conference Presentations

Tooman TR, Olson CA. Toward an enhanced understanding of team learning and change. CME Congress 2012, Toronto, Canada, May 31-June 2, 2012.

Olson CA, Tooman TR. 'Bricolage' and 'intellectual workshop' as conceptual lenses for understanding team learning and change. Social Dimensions of Health Institute: Making health care safer conference, St Andrews, Scotland, June 27-28, 2011.

Olson CA, Tooman TR. Limits of the Kirkpatrick framework for evaluating impact of CME. Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education (SACME) Spring Meeting: Patient-Centered CME: from a local to a global perspective, New York, New York, April 6-10, 2011.

Tooman TR, Olson CA, Bakken L. The Role of Physician Leader in Improving Clinical Practice: A comparative Case Study of Two Successful Initiatives. CME Congress 2008, Vancouver, BC, May 29-31, 2008.

Olson CA, Tooman TR, Loose AS, Lindeman G, Alvarado C. Successful Implementation of Antimicrobial Resistance Practice Guidelines: A Cross-Case Study of Three Hospitals. CME Congress 2008, Vancouver, BC, May 29-31, 2008.

Olson CA, Cochrane L, Tooman TR. Thinking Systemically about CPD: Let's Diagnose the System Variables for Alliance for CME 2006. Alliance for CME 31st Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, January 25-28, 2006.

Olson CA, Tooman TR, Leist J. Take Control of Your Professional Development: Using the Results of the CME Library Delphi Study. Alliance for CME 31st Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, January 25-28, 2006.

Olson CA, Tooman TR, Leist J. The CME Library Delphi Study: Core Books and Journals for Practitioners. Alliance for CME 31st Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, January 25-28, 2006.

Olson CA, Cochrane L, Tooman TR. Enhancing CME interventions through systems thinking. Alliance for CME 30th Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, January 26-29, 2005.

Cochrane, L, Olson, CA, Sager, M, Mejicano, G, Tooman, TR, and Sweetnam, J. Inside Wisconsin dementia care: Toward a construct of holistic practice. CME Congress 2004, May 15-18, 2004.

Cochrane L, Sage, M, Olson C, Mejicano G, Tooman TR, and Sweetnam J. Translating science into care of Alzheimer Disease. Poster presented at 8th International Geneva/Springfield Symposium on Advances in Alzheimer Therapy. Montreal, Quebec, Canada, April 14-17 2004.

Millis M, Tooman TR. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Engineering Learning Center, February 2003.

Tooman TR, Millis M. Holistic Time and Stress Management. Engineering Professional Development, University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Engineering, January 31, 2003.

Rebecca Cors, Tooman TR. Learning about the learning organization. Engineering Professional Development Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison, January 9, 2003.

Honours/Awards

University of St Andrews 600th Anniversary PhD Scholarship.

St Leonard's College Scholarship, 2013-2016.

Alliance for Continuing Medical Education Award for Outstanding Educational Collaboration. Presented at the Alliance's Annual Conference in New Orleans, January 2010.

Who's Who. Gamma Sigma Delta, Honour Society of Agriculture (inducted 2007).

Alliance for Continuing Medical Education President's Award in recognition of outstanding leadership and research contributions. Presented at the Alliance's Annual Conference in San Francisco, January 2006.