Robert G Hanks, PhD, FNP-C, RN
Hanks is Department Chair and Assistant Dean, Department of Family Health, and an assistant professor of clinical nursing. He also serves as academic project manager of the school’s component of the Texas Gulf Coast Graduate Nurse Education (GNE) demonstration project in collaboration with three other area schools of nursing and Memorial Hermann Hospital. It is one of five demonstration projects in the U.S. selected by the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid as to provide clinical education to increase the number of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) graduates.
In addition to eight peer-reviewed journal articles, Hanks is a co-investigator for a funded research project on Assessment of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Immunization Knowledge, Prevention, and Practices among a Cohort of Urban College Students. This research project started data collection last month.
Students of the May 2013 graduating class voted Hanks as recipient of the John P. McGovern Outstanding Teacher Award in the graduate program.
Hanks joined the UTHealth School of Nursing faculty in 2010 after teaching in the School of Nursing of The University of Texas at Arlington and providing primary health care in a medically underserved area of Dallas. He earned the B.S.N., M.S.N. and Ph.D. degrees from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB).