Lutana Haan, EdD, RRT, RPSGT
Associate Dean, College of Health Sciences
Lutana Haan, EdD, RRT, RPSGT, is the associate dean for the College of Health Sciences at Boise State University. Prior to her current role, Haan served as chair for the Department of Respiratory Care. Haan has a bachelor of science degree and a master of health science degree from Boise State. She earned her doctorate in educational leadership at the University of New England in Portland, Maine. Haan is a Registered Respiratory Therapist and a Registered Polysomnographic Technician. Before coming to Boise State she worked in sleep medicine primarily diagnosing obstructive sleep apnea in the pediatric through geriatric populations.
Haan’s teaching and research interests include sleep medicine, high fidelity simulation and using mobile technology in the classroom and in clinical settings. Haan’s creativeness has involved her in several medical device innovation opportunities. She has collaborated with engineering students on the redesign of a crash cart that’s used in healthcare settings when advanced life support is needed. In early 2012 she filed her first patent application, titled “Flow-Inflating Face Mask Interface for Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation,” with Lonny Ashworth, professor for respiratory care, and Uwe Reischl, professor for the Department of Community and Environmental Health.
Her family is a big part of her life; she and her husband have two children who enjoy much of Idaho’s outdoors.