Amber Donnelly, PhD, MPH, SCT(ASCP)

Professor and Program Director

Cytotechnology Program
984142 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4142

Academic Appointments:
2001-Present Professor and Program Director, CAHP, Cytotechnology Program, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USA
Professor, Courtesy, COM, Pathology and Microbiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USA

2005-2008 Ph.D., Medical Sciences, UNMC
2002-2004 MPH, Public Health Administration, UNMC
1992 BS Univ of Oklahoma
1/2002-Present Specialist in Cytotechnology, SCT(ASCP)
5/1992-Present Cytotechnologist, U.S., CT(ASCP)

Publications: (last 5 years)
Mukherjee M, Donnelly A, Rose B, Warren DE, Lyden E, Chantziantoniou N, Dimmitt B, Varley K, Pantanowitz L. Eye tracking in cytotechnology education: “visualizing” students becoming experts,
Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology, 2019, ISSN 2213-2945,

Mukherjee MS, Donnelly AD. Initial Assessments of E-learning modules in cytotechnology education. J Pathol Inform [serial online] 2018 [cited 2018 Feb 21];9:4. Available from:

Chantziantoniou N, Mukherjee M, Donnelly AD, Pantanowitz L, Austin RM. Digital Applications in Cytopathology: Problems, Rationalizations, and Alternative Approaches. Acta Cytologica 2018;62:68–76. DOI: 10.1159/000484434

Donnelly AD. The 'Morph' ology of cytotechnology education. Cytopathology 27: 310-312, 2016. Pubmed abstract

Donnelly AD, Mukherjee MS, Radio SJ. Online education in cytotechnology programs: a pilot study. J ASC 2016; 5, 235-243. Abstract

Mukherjee MS, Donnelly AD, DeAgano VJ, Lyden ER, Radio SJ. Utilization of virtual microscopy in cytotechnology educational programs in the United States. J Pathol Inform 2016; 1:8. Full article.

Mukherjee MS, Donnelly AD, Lyden ER, Wedel WR, McGaughey MF, Baker JJ, Radio SJ. Investigation of scanning parameters for thyroid fine needle aspiration cytology specimens: A pilot study. J Pathol Inform 2015; 6:1.

Donnelly AD, Mukherjee MS, Lyden ER, Bridge JA, Lele SM, Wright N, et al. Optimal z-axis scanning parameters for gynecologic cytology specimens. J Pathol Inform 2013; 4:38.

Suba EJ, Donnelly AD, Furia LM, Huynh ML, Raab SS, Raab SS. Cervical cancer prevention for all the worlds women: genuine promise resides in skilled quality management rather than novel screening approaches. Diagn Cytopathol 35(3):187-91 2007.

Dee F, Donnelly A, Radio S, Leaven T, Zaleski S, Kreiter C. Utility of 2D and 3D Virtual Microscopy in Cervical Cytology Education and Testing. Acta Cytologica. 2007; Vol.51(4). p.523-29.

Suba EJ, Murphy SK, Donnelly AD, Furia LM, Huynh ML, Raab SS. Systems analysis of real-world obstacles to successful cervical cancer prevention in developing countries. Am J Public Health 96(3):480-7 2006.

Excellence in Research Award – 2015 – School of Allied Health Professions, UNMC

American Society of Cytopathology

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs UNMC