Marion Leary, RN, MSN, MPH, FAHA

Marion Leary, RN, MSN, MPH, FAHA
Associate Fellow

Director of Innovation Research at the Center for Resuscitation Science; Innovation Specialist at the School of Nursing; Instruction in the Penn Master of Public Health Program and School of Nursing.

Public Health Interests

Biomedical Research, Community/Population Health, Emergency Preparedness, Resuscitation Science



Current Public-Health Related Activities

Marion Leary is the Director of Innovation Research for the Center for Resuscitation Science at the University of Pennsylvania, Innovation Specialist and Course Director (NURS 357/573) at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Nursing. Ms. Leary has focused her research and education over the past twelve years on cardiac arrest and CPR quality with the current goal of developing innovative strategies to improve CPR and resuscitation training. Ms. Leary has participated as an author on over 55 scholarly publications pertaining to CPR and resuscitation science, including the American Heart Association (AHA)’s digital health consensus statement and an AHA scientific statement on CPR quality. She serves on the Science Subcommittee of the AHA Emergency Cardiovascular Care Committee and was a member of the AHA’s Education Innovation Summit. Ms. Leary also coordinates the social media campaign for the AHA’s Resuscitation Science Symposium. She is an international Fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA) and has participated in the 2010 and 2015 resuscitation guidelines. Ms. Leary is also on the program committee for the Citizen CPR Foundation’s Emergency Cardiovascular Care Updates conference focusing on social media outreach and engagement. Ms. Leary has established herself as a nursing leader in the field of resuscitation science and also innovation and design thinking. As the innovation Specialist at Penn Nursing she created a curriculums focused on nursing innovation and the foundation of design thinking.

Select Publications:

Leary M, Almodovar A, Buckler DG, Bhardwaj A, Blewer AL, Abella BS. Using an immersive virtual reality system to assess lay provider response to an unannounced simulated sudden cardiac arrest in the out-of-hospital setting. Simulation in Healthcare. 2018 July. Accepted. In Press.

Leary M, McGovern SK, Dainty KN, Doshi AA, Blewer AL, Kurz MC, Rittenberger JC, Hazinski MF, Reynolds JC. Examining the use of a social media campaign to increase engagement for the American Heart Association 2017 Resuscitation Science Symposium. JAHA. Accepted. March 2018.

Leary M, McGovern S, Dainty K, Doshi A, Blewer AL, Kurz MC, Reynolds CJ, Rittenberger JC, Hazinski MF. The Latest in Resuscitation Science: Highlights from the American Heart Association’s 2017 Resuscitation Science Symposium. JAHA. 2018 Jan 22;7(2).

Leary M, Buckler DG, Ikeda DJ, Saraiva DA, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM, Blewer AL, Abella BS. The Association of CPR Quality with Layperson Characteristics During Simulated CPR Performance. WJEM. World J Emerg Med. 2017;8(1):12-18.