Thomas J. Van Hoof

MD, EdD, FACMQ

Associate Professor

Director of Teaching and Learning

Joint Appointment in the School of Medicine

He/Him/His


Certifications

  • Certified in Medical Quality, American Board of Medical Quality, 2012-2028

Research/Scholarship Interests

  • The use of educational interventions to change clinician behavior and improve patient outcomes
  • The application of science of learning strategies to health professions education

Further reading: Learning Science Strategies – Five Modules

Honors and Awards

  • 2021: Nancy Langston Research Award, National League for Nursing
  • 2020- present: Fellow, American College of Medical Quality
  • 2019: Teaching Fellow Award, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, University of Connecticut
  • 2014: Mary Lawrence Research Productivity Award, University of Connecticut School of Nursing
  • 2013: Health Service Alumni Award, Saint Anselm College
  • 2013: Excellence Award for Teaching Promise, UConn Chapter, American Association of University Professors
  • 2013: Friend of Nursing Award, Mu Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
  • 2009: Star Teacher’s Award, University of Connecticut School of Nursing
  • 2006: Annual Award for Excellence, Mental Health in Independent School Communities
  • 1998: Kaiser Permanente Clinical Teacher of the Year Award, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Selected Publications

Dunnack, H., Van Hoof, T. J., Banfi, V., Polifroni, E. C. (ePub ahead of print). A scoping review of distributed practice in nursing education. Nursing Education Perspectives. DOI: 10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000858

Van Hoof, T. J., Madan, C. R., Sumeracki, M. A. (2021). Science of learning strategy series: Article 2, retrieval practice. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions 41(2), 119-123. DOI 1097/CEH.0000000000000335

Van Hoof, T. J., Sumeracki, M. A., Madan, C. R. (2021). Science of learning strategy series: Article 1, distributed practice. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions 41(1), 59-62. DOI: 10.1097/CEH.0000000000000315

Van Hoof, T. J., Walsh, S. J., Missal, J., Burkey, D. D. (2019). Findings and critique of an extracurricular program in the science of learning to improve educational outcomes for engineering students. Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research 20(2), 32-38. https://www.jstem.org/jstem/index.php/JSTEM/article/view/2419/2137

Van Hoof, T. J., Doyle, T. J. (2018). Learning science as a potential new source of understanding and improvement for continuing education and continuing professional development. Medical Teacher 40(9), 880-885. DOI 10.1080/0142159X.2018.1425546

Contact Information
Emailtom.vanhoof@uconn.edu
Phone860-486-0575
Office LocationSH 313A
CampusStorrs
LinkCurriculum Vitae