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Sharon L. Telleen, PhD

Research Associate Professor Emerita | University of Illinois at Chicago

An integral figure in psychology and public health education, Dr. Sharon L. Telleen has held the title of research associate professor emerita in the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago since 2011. First joining the academic institution in 1984, she served as a research associate professor in the Institute for Health Research and Policy, a faculty affiliate in the Psychology Division of Community and Prevention Research, and the interim associate director of research in the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy, among other positions. During her longstanding tenure, she was among the original faculty in the maternal and child health program at the university and was instrumental in the development of the Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes Reporting System, a state public health surveillance. Dr. Telleen is a frequent presenter, having conducted interdisciplinary research through the American Public Health Association and formerly served as a lecturer of strategies for mainstreaming the developmentally disabled at DePaul University. She has authored or co-authored more than 70 publications in her field. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in education from Augustana College and a Master of Education and a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Maryland at College Park.

Marquis Legacy Video

Dr. Telleen was honored for excellence in psychology and public health education with a legacy video by Marquis Who’s Who.

Millennium Magazine

As a testament to her success, Dr. Telleen was featured in the ninth edition of Millennium, A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine.

The Wall Street Journal (2022)

Dr. Telleen was honored with a comprehensive narrative in the Washington/Baltimore edition of The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday, December 7, 2022.

The Wall Street Journal (2021)

Recognizing her receipt of the Lifetime Achievement Award, Dr. Telleen was featured in the Central edition of The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday, September 1, 2021.

Forbes Magazine

Dr. Telleen was honored as a top educator in the Washington, DC, issue of Forbes magazine in October/November 2021.

Fortune Magazine (National)

Distinguished among the nation’s top professionals, Dr. Telleen was highlighted in the national issue of Fortune magazine in December 2022/January 2023.

Fortune Magazine (Regional)

Dr. Telleen’s accomplishments were documented in a narrative in the Washington, DC, edition of Fortune magazine in April/May 2022.

Marquis Newsletter

Dr. Telleen’s career journey and noteworthy achievements were documented in a newsletter by Marquis Who’s Who in the winter of 2024.

Who's Who of Professional Women

Recognizing her expertise in education, research and psychology, Dr. Telleen was featured on the Who’s Who of Professional Women website.

Who's Who of Top Educators

In light of her outstanding feats, Dr. Telleen was honored among Who’s Who of Top Educators with a detailed narrative.

Worldwide Humanitarian Award

Dr. Telleen was named among Who’s Who of Humanitarians and bestowed with the Worldwide Humanitarian Award in 2021.

Marquis Press Release

Dr. Telleen was inducted into the Marquis Who’s Who biographical registry, which was recognized with a personalized press release in 2021.

Personal Website

Peruse Dr. Telleen’s personal website to learn more about her life, career and pioneering accomplishments.



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