Exe Assoc Dean, Academic Affairs & Professor
Dr. Hutson earned a PhD in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania and an MSN as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Additionally, she received a BSN from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and a certificate in clinical genetics from Georgetown University.
Dr. Hutson is currently the Executive Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor. She also serves as a Senior Advisor to the psychosocial study portfolio of the Clinical Genetics Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute. She has taught across the undergraduate and graduate programs at the University of Tennessee, College of Nursing. Her areas of interest in teaching are research methods, philosophy of science, and grant writing. Dr. Hutson’s areas of scientific interest include studying the consequences of living with chronic illness in rural and underserved areas, specifically Appalachia. Her work has been funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as other agencies and foundations. Dr. Hutson is a fellow in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.