Maria Hines’ areas of interest include tobacco cessation, e-cigarettes and vaping, transcultural nursing, health policy, nursing leadership, and health disparities/population health. She is a clinical assistant professor at Indiana University Fort Wayne and an active member of Tobacco Free Allen County. Hines has worked in various roles in nursing, including critical care, burns, maternity and quality improvement as well as teaching nursing in an ASN program for 25 years.
She was instrumental in developing and teaching a service learning clinical course to an impoverished area of eastern Kentucky and the clinical courses that served in the barrios of the Dominican Republic. She has presented at international and regional conferences.
She is a certified critical care nurse and a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. She received her DNP from Indiana Wesleyan University. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in nursing with a minor in psychology from Fairfield University and a Master of Science degree in nursing leadership with a concentration in nursing education from Ball State University.
Areas of Expertise
Tobacco treatment specialist, tobacco cessation, e-cigarettes and vaping, transcultural nursing, health policy, nursing leadership, health disparities/population health.