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Sandra Hanneman, Ph.D., RN, FAAN


Department of Research

Cizik School of Nursing

UT Health Science Center at Houston

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 staff, including the effects of light-at-night on circadian rhythms. She also conducts clinical trials to test the efficacy and safety of interventions to prevent and manage pulmonary complications, and participates in clinical trials that involve inflammatory biomarkers in cancer patients with dyspnea and delirium. 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 advisory boards of patient advocacy not-for-profit organizations.

Dr. Hanneman teaches research measurement in the Ph.D. program and pathophysiology in the BSN program. She mentors BSN honors program and Ph.D. students and junior faculty. In May 2014, 2017, and 2019, the School's undergraduate students voted Dr. Hanneman their choice for the John P. McGovern Outstanding Teacher Award.