Department of Health Services Research & Administration
Assistant Director, Center for Preparedness Education
College of Public Health
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Professional Summary

  • 2012–present Instructor, Department of Health Services Research & Administration, College of Public Health, UNMC
  • 2009–present Assistant Director, Center for Preparedness Education, College of Public Health, UNMC
  • 2009–present Chairperson, Nebraska State Emergency Response Commission
  • 2011–2012 Visiting Lecturer, UN-L College of Business Administration
  • 2006–2009 Pandemic Influenza Education Outreach Coordinator, Center for Preparedness Education
  • 2002–2006 Emergency Response Coordinator, Nebraska Health & Human Services System (ESF-8, Public Health and Medical Response)
  • 1992–2002 Program Manager, Injury Prevention and Control Program, Nebraska Health & Human Services System
  • 1992–1992 HIV/AIDS Education Coordinator, Nebraska Department of Health
  • 1990–1992 Injury Prevention Program Coordinator, Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department


  • MBA, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2012
  • BS, Community Health Education, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1988

Research Interests

Mr. Hansen’s research interests include crisis management, crisis leadership, and disaster planning.

Selected Publications

  • Smith, P. W., Hansen, K., Sayles, H., Brodersen, B., & Medcalf, S. (2011). A long-term care facility pandemic influenza preparedness planning assessment tool. American Journal of Disaster Medicine, 6(4), 219-230.
  • Hansen, K., & Pounds, L. (2009). Beyond the hit-and-run tabletop exercise. Business Continuity & Emergency Planning, 3(2), 137-144.
  • Smith, P. W., Hansen, K. F., Spanbauer, L., & Shell, D. (2007). Pandemic influenza preparedness: A survey of businesses. American Journal of Infection Control, 484-485.


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Keith Hansen, MBA
984320 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4320
Phone: 402-552-3501