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Diana Hackbarth

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Diana Hackbarth, RN, PhD, FAAN

Dr. Hackbarth, RN, PhD, FAAN has been a public health nursing educator, researcher and program evaluator for more than 30 years. She was a Navy nurse during the Vietnam conflict and served in California and Taipei, Taiwan ROC.

She is currently the Project Director for the HRSA-funded Loyola University Chicago School of Nursing School-based Health Center at Proviso East High School in Maywood, IL. The School-based Health Center provides primary health care, mental health, health education and nutrition services for elementary and high school students in underserved communities. She is also the Project Director for the HRSA-funded Population-based Infection Prevention & Environmental Safety DNP program. This program educates Infection Prevention nurses for leadership roles in a variety of healthcare settings.

Dr. Hackbarth has served as the project evaluator for numerous community-based primary health care and public health programs. She is currently a board member of the Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago and the co-Chair of the Illinois Coalition Against Tobacco. Her advocacy for tobacco control and public policy to increase access to health care for underserved populations has led to numerous publications and awards. Her research interests are program evaluation; health policy; and tobacco control.

Phone: 708.216.3670
E-mail: dhackba@luc.edu

For more information on Dr. Hackbarth you can view her biography on the Loyola  University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing website.