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Jessica Hartos, Ph.D.

Jessica Hartos, Ph.D.

Jessica Hartos, Ph.D., is the assistant dean of assessment and quality improvement for the University of Houston College of Medicine.

During her career of 20-plus years, Hartos has published over 70 articles in peer-reviewed journals — half of which are student first author publications — evaluated grants, taught courses and coordinated research programs and projects. She is excited to apply her wealth of knowledge and experience to the implementation of a new medical school at her alma mater.

Her prior positions include associate professor and coordinator of undergraduate programs in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, coordinator for research and evaluation in the Mental Health Transformation Project at the Texas Department of State Health Services, research associate in the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin, and associate professor and coordinator of research and evaluation in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies at the University of North Texas Health Science Center.

She earned her bachelor’s in psychology/sociology from the University of Houston-Clear Lake and her master’s in psychology and Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the University of Houston. She also completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at the National Institutes of Health.