Research Profile

Sandra K Hanneman

Sandra K Hanneman, PhD, RN, FAAN

Jerold B. Katz Distinguished Professor for Nursing Research
Department of Research
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Primary Research Areas

Prevention and management of pulmonary complications; circadian rhythms, biomarkers, mechanical ventilation weaning, physiological monitoring


Dr. Hanneman is the Jerold B. Katz Distinguished Professor for Nursing Research and tenured professor in the Department of Research. She conducts laboratory and clinical research on circadian rhythms in adult ICU patients on mechanical ventilation and ICU night-shift workers. She also conducts clinical trials to test the efficacy and safety of interventions to prevent and manage pulmonary complications. Dr. Hanneman was the 1994 University of Florida College of Nursing Outstanding Alumna and 2000 Distinguished Research Lecturer of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. She serves on editorial boards of nursing research journals and advisory boards of patient advocacy not-for-profit organizations.

Dr. Hanneman teaches research measurement in the PhD program and pathophysiology in the BSN program. She mentors BSN honors program and PhD students and junior faculty. In May 2014 and May 2017, the School’s undergraduate students voted Dr. Hanneman their choice for the John P. McGovern Outstanding Teacher Award.

She received the BSN from the University of Florida, Gainesville; the MSN from the University of California, San Francisco (Pulmonary Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist); and the PhD from Texas Woman's University in Houston.

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