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Jessica Hartos


Assistant Dean, Education and Assessment

Office of Academic Affairs

Jessica Hartos, PhD, is the Assistant Dean for Education and Assessment at the Cizik School of Nursing and her focus is on program evaluation, assessment, and accreditation activities. She has had similar responsibilities in prior positions at the UH School of Medicine, UNT Health Science Center Department of Physicians Assistant Studies, and UT Austin College of Natural Sciences. Dr. Hartos has extensive expertise in program development and evaluation and applied research design and statistical analysis in the areas of higher education and health outcomes. She has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in program planning and evaluation, research methods and statistics, and evidence-based medicine, and has over 60 articles in peer-reviewed academic journals, half of which have student first authors. She regularly serves as a consultant or evaluator on projects that bridge the gap between research and practice for health and higher education outcomes, and currently serves as the evaluator for the UNTHSC HRSA Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program grants, 2015-2024.


Prevention Research Branch, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD); Bethesda, MD
Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Program Development and Evaluation, Applied Research and Statistics, Health and Education Outcomes

University of Houston, Houston, TX
Ph.D. – Developmental Psychology

University of Houston, Houston, TX
M.A. – Psychology

University of Houston, Clear Lake, Houston, TX
B.S. - Double Major: Psychology and Sociology

San Jacinto College, North, Houston, TX
A.A. - General Education

Clinical/Research Focus

Program evaluation and continuous quality improvement for higher education and health strategies and outcomes.