Thomas J. Van Hoof


Associate Professor

Director of Teaching and Learning

Joint Appointment in the School of Medicine



  • 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

Curriculum Vitae

A portrait of associate professor Thomas Van Hoof.
Contact Information
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