Priscilla Marlar, BA, CPhT

Operations Engineer

Education/ Background:

  • Bachelor of Arts in English
  • MHA (degree awarded May, 2021)


  • Provide guidance and oversight for quality and operational improvement projects.
  • Facilitate training of University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics staff in performance optimization, analysis, improvement processes and implementation success.
  • Promote a positive change culture, supporting interdisciplinary teams from problem identification through resolution and implementation.
  • Utilize process improvement methodologies such as Lean and Six Sigma to define, measure, analyze, implement and control quality and operational improvement projects.
  • Serve as an advocate of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics mission and vision through the lens of quality improvement and interprofessional team culture.
  • Support and encourage collaboration between both internal and external stakeholders within the healthcare system.


  • CPhT, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

Professional Memberships:

  • International Society of Six Sigma Professionals
  • Sigma Tau Delta Society for Literary Excellence
  • National Association for Healthcare Quality

Special Interests & Activities:

  • Lean, Six Sigma and Continuous Quality Improvement
  • Collaboration and relationship building
  • Community service
  • Public health
  • Hiking, camping, gardening, singing with jazz combos and equestrian sports


Phone: 319-678-7800
Address: C 51-G GH

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