Dana D. Hines PhD, RN

Assistant Professor

Dana D. Hines, PhD, RN, earned her MSN and PhD from Indiana University Purdue University in Indianapolis, Indiana, and her BSN from the University of Evansville. Dr. Hines is a previous recipient of the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (F31 NR013864-01) research-training grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research, the Midwest Nursing Research Society and Council on the Advancement of Nursing’s dissertation grant award and the Sigma Theta Tau International small grant award.

Prior to joining the George Washington University School of Nursing faculty, Dr. Hines was the Quality Program Manager for the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Services Program at the Marion County Public Health Department in Indianapolis, Indiana, where she spearheaded many quality improvement initiatives aimed at improving access to HIV care for vulnerable populations. Dr. Hines is a member of the DC Center for AIDS Research and her research interests include social determinants of health, health disparities and strategies to improve access to care among sexual and gender minorities — transgender women in particular — living with or at risk for HIV.

Dr. Hines was recently appointed to the Commission on HIV/AIDS for the city of Alexandria, Virginia. The Commission advises City Council in the formulation and implementation of public policy on the treatment of AIDS and prevention of the spread of HIV, promotes citizen participation in the formulation of such policy, provides the council and the public with current information regarding AIDS and HIV, and promotes educational programs on AIDS/HIV awareness, treatment and prevention.

  • Member — National Association of Nurses in AIDS Care
  • Member — Society of General Internal Medicine
  • Nashman Center Faculty Grants for Community-Engaged Scholarship — The Nashman Center (2017)
  • Lawrence Linn Grant Award — Society of General Internal Medicine (2017)
  • Quality of Care Award for Leadership — National Quality Center (2010)
  • Project: Transforming Health Care Experiences for Transgender Women Living with HIV, funded by the Society of General Internal Medicine
  • Project: Using Intervention Mapping to Develop a Transgender-Peer Navigation Program, funded by Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service
  • Indiana University in Indianapolis, Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • Indiana University in Indianapolis, Master of Science in Nursing
  • University of Evansville, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Hines, D. D., Draucker, C. B., & Habermann, B. (2017). HIV Testing and Entry to Care Among Trans Women in Indiana. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 28(5), 723-736. doi:10.1016/j.jana.2017.05.003
  • Hines, D.D. (September 2016). Developing A Research Career in Transgender Health. American Journal of Nursing 116(9):11.
  • Hines, D. D., & Ryan, M. (2016). It’s not just About Condoms and Sex: Using Syndemic Theory to Examine Social Risks of HIV Among Transgender Women. In Understanding the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in the United States (pp. 99-130). Springer International Publishing.
  • Biederman, D. J. & Hines, D.D. (2016). Barriers to Care for Transgender People: A Conversation with Dana Hines, PhD, MSN, RN. Creative Nursing, 22(2), 128-134.