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Maria Hurt

Dr. Hurt earned her DNP at Vanderbilt where she also received her Post-Masters Certificate as Family Nurse Practitioner. Her MSN is in Nursing Education. Her nursing education began with an ASN following her matriculation with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from UT Knoxville.

Dr. Hurt teaches in the Traditional and Accelerated programs at the University of Tennessee, College of Nursing.  Her areas of interest in teaching are Population Health, Emergency Preparedness, Adult Med/Surge, Pediatrics and Pharmacology.  Her areas of interest in research include population health, health disparities for persons who are homeless, and harm reduction programs.

Her doctoral project focused on utilizing innovative approaches in community outreach for homeless populations, with the goal of exploring means to reduce health disparities.  She is an active volunteer with community outreach programs for people experiencing homelessness and people who inject IV drugs and are at risk for HIV and HCV.