Dr. Van Hoof
University of Connecticut Schools of Nursing and Medicine
Dr. Van Hoof is an Associate Professor in the University of Connecticut Schools of Nursing and Medicine, serving on faculty at UConn since 1996. He received his medical and psychiatric training at UConn, and he completed a fellowship in medical ethics at Harvard Medical School. Additionally, Dr. Van Hoof earned a master’s degree in Education from UConn and a doctoral degree in Educational Administration from Columbia University. Before joining the School of Nursing in 2008, Dr. Van Hoof served as the Associate Dean of Continuing and Community Education at the UConn School of Medicine and worked as a Senior Scientist and Director of Education at Connecticut’s Medicare-designated Quality Improvement Organization, at which he focused on the design, implementation, and evaluation of educational interventions to improve the care of vulnerable patient populations. His research and teaching interests relate to the use of educational interventions to change clinician behavior, and to the promotion of learning science as a strategy to improve learning and memory. Dr. Van Hoof is integrally involved in undergraduate and graduate education at UConn, and he directs an interprofessional Certificate in Health Professions Education. Dr. Van Hoof is also an Assistant Director of Faculty Development within UConn’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.