George Hack

George Hack, PhD, MEd

Associate Dean For Educational Affairs

Department: College of Public Health and Health Professions Dean's Office
Business Phone: (352) 273-6377
Business Email: hackg@phhp.ufl.edu

About George Hack

George Hack, PhD, MEd, is the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions’ Associate Dean for Educational Affairs and a Clinical Associate Professor in the department of Occupational Therapy. Dr. Hack received his PhD in Educational Technology from the University of Florida and has designed online and face-to-face instruction in a variety of environments, including secondary, undergraduate, graduate, professional, adult vocational training, and military schools.

At the University of Florida, Dr. Hack has served in various roles, working in the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences as a coordinator of extension nutrition education programs, teaching graduate and undergraduate technology courses in the College of Education, and as assistant director for instruction and information systems in the Health Science Center Libraries. He has also collaborated on the Compendium for Children’s Health with a team of international physicians, setting up an online environment for pediatricians to receive instruction in Community Pediatrics.

Dr. Hack’s research interests include human-computer interactions in learning as well as pedagogy influenced by situated and grounded learning theories. In addition, he has served ten years in the military, with four years of active duty in the Marine Corps.

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2016-2023
RSD6900 College Classroom: Teaching Process and Practice
2020
HSC3057 Research Methods and Issues in Health Science
2018-2020
PHC7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation
2015-2019
PHC6700 Social and Behavioral Research Methods
2018
EEL7979 Advanced Research
2018,2023-2025
PHC7979 Advanced Research
2017
EME6609 Instructional Design
2021
RSD7979 Advanced Research
2022-2023
PHC6941 MPH Applied Practice Experience
2023
PHC3621 Ethics in Artificial Intelligence: Who?s Protecting Our Health
2023
RSD6940 Supervised Teaching
2023
PHC6917 Supervised Research Project

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0002-9077-2930

Publications

2024
Arts Engagement as a Health Behavior: An Opportunity to Address Mental Health Inequities.
Community health equity research & policy. 44(3):315-322 [DOI] 10.1177/2752535X231175072. [PMID] 37196338.
2024
The importance of incorporating systems thinking and One Health in global health classrooms: findings from a One Health simulation activity.
Frontiers in public health. 12 [DOI] 10.3389/fpubh.2024.1299116. [PMID] 38481838.
2023
Exploring public health education’s integration of critical race theories: A scoping review
Frontiers in Public Health. 11 [DOI] 10.3389/fpubh.2023.1148959. [PMID] 37124829.
2023
Self-Efficacy and Student Satisfaction in a Clinical-Year Diagnostic Imaging Course Using an Online Instruction Format
Journal of Veterinary Medical Education. 50(1):111-120 [DOI] 10.3138/jvme-2021-0101.
2022
The shortfalls of online learning catalyzed by COVID-19: Pre-health students’ perspective
Pedagogical Research. 7(3) [DOI] 10.29333/pr/12095.
2022
What does community resilience mean in the context of trauma-informed communities? A scoping review.
Journal of community psychology. 50(8):3325-3353 [DOI] 10.1002/jcop.22839. [PMID] 35322432.
2019
https://www.iiste.org/Journals/index.php/CER/article/view/48663
Civil and Environmental Research. [DOI] 10.7176/ceis/11-6-06.
2019
Understanding student experiences of blended learning clinical education
International Journal of Progressive Research in Education. 2(2)
2016
An instructional design model for blended higher education instruction
Journal of Learning and Teaching in the Digital Age. 12(1)

Grants

Sep 2023 ACTIVE
Health Policy Research Scholars Cohort Seven- 2023
Role: Other
Funding: ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION

Education

PhD
2004 · University of Florida
MEd
1991 · University of Florida
BA
1990 · University of Florida

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-6377
Emails:
Business:
hackg@phhp.ufl.edu
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
PO BOX 100185
PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH PROFESSIONS-DEAN'S
GAINESVILLE FL 326100185
Business Street:
ROOM HPNP 4112
GAINESVILLE FL 326100001