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Department of Health Sciences

Programs in the Department of Health Sciences prepare students for careers in high-growth healthcare professions.  More than 2.4 million healthcare jobs will be added to the U.S. economy from 2016 to 2026 - more than any other profession.

Our Distinctive Programs

respiratory students in lab

The University of Hartford is the only college in New England that offers an entry-level bachelor’s degree program in respiratory care. A bachelor’s degree gives you a significant advantage and prepares you to advance to administrative and other high-level positions in healthcare.

Radiologic technology students and faculty

Our bachelor’s degree program in radiologic technology prepares you for leadership roles in healthcare and enables you to earn a second credential in advanced imaging (CT, MRI, or sonography), which makes you highly attractive to potential employers.

health science student in lab

Our health science majors provide the foundation for students to pursue graduate programs in a wide range of health care fields including dentistry, medicine, optometry, chiropractic, pharmacy, podiatry, public health, occupational therapy, and health care administration.

Career-Ready Education

Clinical Placements

Nurse taking blood pressure

Our Respiratory Care and Radiologic Technology programs provide clinical placements at leading hospitals and health care facilities across the Greater Hartford area.  Many of our graduates are offered jobs as a direct result of their clinical placements and internships.

Simulation Lab

Students in simulation lab

Before you begin your clinical training, you’ll learn in our state-of-the art on-campus simulation lab. Our SimMan® mannequins have their own pulse, heartbeat, and respiration and can blink, speak and even cry. The simulation lab helps build your skills and confidence prior to entering real-world settings.

Teamwork

Interprofessional education

You’ll study with students across a range of healthcare professions, which improves your teamwork and leadership skills. This interprofessional education is in demand by employers, who want health professionals who can collaborate and communicate to improve patient care.

Department Faculty and Staff

Barbara Asher
Ultrasound Coordinator
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Donna Clarke
Office Coordinator of Health Science, Radiologic Tech., & Respiratory Care Programs
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Daniel DeMaio
Associate Professor of Radiography; Director - Radiologic Technology Program
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Douglas Dix
Co-Chair of the Department of Health Sciences; Professor of Biology & Medical Technology
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Karen V. Duhamel
Co-Chair of the Department of Health Sciences; Assistant Professor of Nursing
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Nikolaos Galiatsatos
Assistant Professor of Respiratory Care; Director of Clinical Education of Respiratory Care
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Karen Griffiths
Assistant Professor of Respiratory Care; Program Director of Respiratory Care
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Colleen Muñoz
Assistant Professor of Health Sciences
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Claudia Oakes
Associate Professor of Health Sciences; Program Director of Health Sciences
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Patricia Perritano
Part-time Faculty, RCP/HS
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Lucy Richard
Assistant Professor of Radiography; Director of Clinical Education
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Kori Stewart
Assistant Professor of Radiologic Technology; Clinical Director CT/MRI/Sono
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Department Contacts

Doug Dix, Department Co-Chair
860.768.4261
dix@hartford.edu

Karen Duhamel, Department Co-Chair
860.768.4214
duhamel@hartford.edu

Donna Clarke, Office Coordinator
Health Sciences
860.768.4377
doclarke@hartford.edu

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