Janet Hart, Ph.D.
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Boston, USA
Janet HART, Ph.D., is a Professor of Biology and Director of the Faculty Mentoring Institute at MCPHS (Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences) in Boston. She earned a Ph.D. in Microbial Genetics & Physiology from the Université de Paris-Sud XI, France and an M.A. in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA.
She has over 15 years of teaching experience in the fields of genetics/genomics, public health, and infectious disease. Honored with her university's highest teaching award (Trustees Award for Teaching Excellence) in 2015 and multiple university service awards, her teaching philosophy promotes important skills related to critical thinking, science communication, and interdisciplinary collaboration.
Her diverse leadership experiences include many years as a program director, national (NAAHP) research committee chair, and department chair supervising 28 faculty across a variety of math & natural sciences disciplines. Dr. Hart’s scholarship focuses on evidence-based teaching and learning practices including the use of instructional technology and problem-based case studies. Her current interests revolve around integrating research in the social, biological, and behavioral sciences to improve health education, equity, and communication related to genetics (e.g., precision medicine, vaccination). Her favorite interdisciplinary projects related to genetics are her 21-year-old daughter and 18-year-old son.