Lisa Hanson, Ph.D., RN, CNM, FACNM, FAAN

Lisa Hanson
Lisa Hanson, Ph.D., RN, CNM, FACNM, FAANMarquette University

Clark Hall, 341

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-3841

Klein Endowed Professor

Associate Director, Nurse-Midwifery Program

Highest Degree and Institution

Ph.D., Rush University

Courses Taught

NURS 6700:  Maternity Nursing and Women's Health Theory

NURS 6751:  Advanced Concepts in Labor Support

NURS 6752:  Nurse-Midwifery Care of Women During Labor and Birth

NURS 6753:  Advanced Practicum in Nurse-Midwifery

NURS 8008:  State of the Science

Research Interests

Dr. Hanson's program of research is on probiotic interventions to reduce antenatal Group B Streptococcus colonization during pregnancy. She also seeks to study how probiotics and prebiotics modify the maternal and infant microbiomes. This work has led her to instrument development for gastrointestinal symptom assessment. She has expertise in clinical trials (double-blind placebo-controlled RCT, quasi-experiment, and open-label) and working with the Food and Drug Administration for Investigation of New Drug Applications. Her program of research involves corporate engagement and collaboration with infectious disease specialist and laboratory and clinical partners.

Professional Affiliations

American College of Nurse-Midwives

American College of Nurse-Midwives WI Affiliate

American Nurses Association

Association of Women’s Health Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing

Midwest Nursing Research Society

Sigma Theta Tau, Delta Gamma

Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care


Nurse-Midwifery (Associate Program Director)




Link to Marquette University E-Publications - Hanson

Link to my ORCHID ID

Honors and Awards

2021   Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health Outstanding Peer Reviewer Award

2021   Sigma Theta Tau Delta Gamma At Large Excellence in Research Award

2021   Maternal Child Nursing-MCN Scholarly Review Paper of the Year for Probiotics for the Management of Infantile Colic: A Systematic Review

2020   Sr. Rosalie Klein Endowed Professor of Women’s Health Research

2018   Fellow, American Academy of Nursing

2018   ACNM Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award

2017   ACNM Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award

2015   The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) JOGNN Award for Best Paper. "Feasibility of Oral Prenatal Probiotics against Maternal Group B Streptococcus Vaginal and Rectal Colonization" AWHONN national Convention in Long Beach, California


2021-2023 Coinvestigator, Hillman Emergent Innovation grantee for Closing the Breastfeeding Gap: Using Tele lactation to Provide Equitable Breastfeeding Support to African American Mothers. Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation.    

2020-2022  Co-Investigator Hospital waterbirth: A pilot randomized control study. Aurora UW Funded Milwaukee Clinical Faculty Research Pilot Projects Committee.

2020-2022 Co-Principal Investigator, University of New Mexico; NCT04721912   Group B Streptococcus Response After Probiotic Exposure (GRAPE)

2018-2022  Principal Investigator, NIH/NICHD R21HD095320 NCT03696953 “The Efficacy of Probiotics to Reduce Antepartum Group B Streptococcus Colonization”. NIH/NICHD Funded Project Period: 07/20/2018 –06/30/2022