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Audrey Kramen Gordon, American healthcare educator. Certified in clinical pastoral education. Recipient Merit award, Northwestern University Alumni, 1993, Heart of Hospice award, National Council Hospice Professionals, 1997.


Gordon, Audrey Kramen was born on November 18, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Edward J. and Anne (Levin) Kramen.


Bachelor of Science with highest distinction, Northwestern University, 1965;Master of Arts, Northwestern University, 1967;postgraduate, Northwestern University, 1971;Master of Arts, University of Chicago, 1970;Doctor of Philosophy, University of Illinois, Chicago, 1991.


Lecturer Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1966-1974. Visiting assistant professor Beloit College, Wisconsin, 1974-1975. Research specialist University Illinois, Chicago, 1983-1986, director continuing education School Public Health, 1986-1991, lecturer community health science, 1988-1991, director college advancement School Public Health, 1991-1992, assistant professor, 1992—2001, senior research specialist Institute for Health Research and Policy, 1992—2009, director institutional review board, 1998—2004, director human subjects research Institute Health Research and Policy, 2001—2009, director Illinois ombudsman study, center research health and aging, 2005—2007.

Coordinator, counselor Jewish Hospice, 1984-1989. Lecturer Loyola University Stritch School Medicine, Maywood, Illinois, 1982—1990. President Rainbow Hospice Organization, 1984—1988, consultant, 1988—1992, research consultant, since 2001.

Executive director Southeast Lake County Faith in Action Volumes, Highland Park, 2003—2010, director community education, since 2010.


Board directors Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Pastoral Care Network, 1999—2001. Member of American Public Health Association (Betty Clerkley award for minority research 2004), National Hospice Organization (member ethics committee 1997—2000), Illinois Hospice Organization (president 1989-1990, vice president 1997-1998), Illinois Public Health Association, Delta Omega, Alpha Kappa Lambda, Alpha Sigma Lambda.


Children: Bradley, Dale, Holly.