S. Renee Hodgkins, Ph.D., MT(ASCP)
DCLS Program Director
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences
S. Renee Hodgkins, Ph.D., MT(ASCP) is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences and teaches hematology theory and professional development for the bachelor's degree program. She also serves as program director for the department's new doctorate program in clinical laboratory science.
In 1999, Hodgkins received a bachelor of science degree in biology/zoology with minors in chemistry and mathematics from Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois. She attended OSF St. Francis School of Medical Technology, Peoria, Illinois, and received her medical technologist certification from ASCP in 2000.
After working in the medical laboratory field for seven years, she decided to attend graduate school. She graduated with her Ph.D. in immunobiology from Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, in 2013. Her dissertation research focused on the immunomodulation of influenza infection by Echinacea and obesity. She joined the department's faculty in 2014.
Hodgkins' research focus is centered on adding value to laboratory information/data through the development of doctorate programs in CLS both regionally and nationally. She is also studying the integration of clinical laboratory science into interprofessional education and simulation.
Hodgkins is the current chair (2017-2019) of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science’s DCLS committee and a member of the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science’s Doctoral Review Committee for the 2017-2020 term.
She was honored as one of the American Society for Clinical Pathology’s Top 40 under Forty in 2016.
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