School of Educ & Health Sci

Marci J Swede

Dean of the School of Education and Health Sciences


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Marci J. Swede, PhD is the Dean of the School of Education and Health Sciences, and Professor of Health Sciences. As a geneticist and biochemist, her research focuses on the cellular stress response in yeast. In addition, Dr Swede studies best practices in health professional education, with a focus on Relationship-centered care and Narrative Medicine. Marci was selected to join the Fulbright Specialists Roster with expertise in health professional education.

Marci was the inaugural faculty member of the Omicron Delta Kappa leadership honor society at Long Island University, and is a member of the Alpha Eta health professional honor society. In addition, Marci was a featured contributor in the "Ask an Expert" column in Smore Magazine, 2017, which serves to encourage girls and all children to get excited by science.

Selected Scholarship

“Protecting patient data is a new scope of practice: A recommended cybersecurity curricula for healthcare students to prepare them for this challenge.”, 2019, Journal of Allied Health, Vol. 48:2, pp148-156 

“Integrating investigative research into the classroom: Foundational experiences for both science majors and pre-professional healthcare students.”, 2018, Journal of Allied HealthVol. 47:4, pp 300-307

“The Easf3/5/7 Subcomplex Stimulates NuA4 Interaction with Methylated H3K36 AND RNA Polymerase II.”, 2016, Journal of Biological ChemistryVol. 291 (40), pp21195-21207  DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M116.718742

“Transforming Preprofessional Health Education Through Relationship-Centered Care and Narrative Medicine.”, ePub 2016, 2019, Teaching and Learning in MedicineVol. 31 (2), pp 222-233 DOI: 10.1080/10401334.2016.1159566