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Tanya Friese

Assistant Professor Rush University College of Nursing, Department of Community, Systems, and Mental Health
Assistant Professor

Tanya Friese is a retired U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman, Assistant Professor and Clinical Instructor in the Rush University College of Nursing, and Liaison for Intersectional Identities at Rush University Medical Center. As a nurse researcher, her areas of expertise include veterans and their families, individuals with disabilities, and people who identify as LGBTQ. Dr. Friese is an active member of many professional organizations including Sigma Theta Tau, the American Public Health Association, the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, the National Organization for Nurses with Disabilities, and American Veterans for Equal Rights. She is a graduate of Central Michigan University, and earned a bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in Nursing and Systems Leadership from Rush University.

Public Policy, Research