Stephanie L Hanson

Stephanie L Hanson, PhD, ABPP (Rp)

Executive Associate Dean

Department: College of Public Health and Health Professions Dean's Office
Business Phone: (352) 273-6377
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About Stephanie L Hanson

Stephanie Hanson, Ph.D., ABPP (Rp) is the executive associate dean in the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions. In her current position, Dr. Hanson is integrally involved in college and academic program accreditation processes as well as curricular reviews at the college level. She has also been involved in implementation of several college strategic plans. She led the design and development of both the master of public health program and the PhD program in rehabilitation science; she also transformed the bachelor of health science program to a broad-based pre-professional degree and served as the initial director of the MPH and the BHS. Dr. Hanson also led the college’s initial 5-year strategic initiative around blended learning. This involved spearheading the implementation of the college’s vision for a pedagogical educational model in which the use of technology and a blending of on line and interactive live class sessions facilitate student learning. A member of the college since 1996, Dr. Hanson received her Ph.D.’s in developmental psychology and clinical psychology from Vanderbilt University. She was one of the first women board certified in rehabilitation psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. She subsequently served on the Board of Directors for the American Board of Rehabilitation Psychology as well as on the Executive and Ethics and Social Responsibility Committees of the Division of Rehabilitation Psychology of the American Psychological Association (APA). She is an APA fellow and a rehabilitation psychology (APA Division 22) lifetime achievement award recipient based on her significant contributions to the field of rehabilitation psychology, particularly in the area of ethics. She most recently co-chaired the revision of APA’s Guidelines for Assessment and Intervention with Persons with Disabilities.


Lifetime Achievement Award
2021 · American Psychological Association, Division 22, Rehabilitation Psychology
Thomas A. Martin Foundation for Rehabilitation Psychology Ethics Award Lecture
2019 · American Psychological Association, Division 22, Rehabilitation Psychology
Thomas A. Martin Foundation for Rehabilitation Psychology Ethics Award Lecture
2016 · American Psychological Association, Division 22, Rehabilitation Psychology
2007-Current · American Psychological Association

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
HSC4913 Supervised Research Experience
HSC4905 Individual Study
HSC3801 Clinical Observation / Health Care Volunteer Work
HSC4970 Public Health and Health Professions Senior Honors Thesis
SPA4904 Individual Study
HSC4930 Special Topics
HSC4652L Ethical and Legal Issues in the Health Professions

Board Certifications

  • Diplomate, Rehabilitation Psychology
    American Board of Professional Psychology


Guidelines for assessment and intervention with persons with disabilities: An executive summary.
American Psychologist. 78(8):995-1009 [DOI] 10.1037/amp0001150. [PMID] 36931825.
Applied ethics
Handbook of Rehabilitation Psychology (3rd edition), American Psychological Association. 107-124
Ethics in the Practice of Clinical Neuropsychology: Foundations and New Horizons
Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology. 1336-1343 [DOI] 10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_666.
Patients rights and responsibilities, health care reform, and telehealth: Ethical considerations.
Traumatic Brain Injury: Rehabilitative Treatment and Case Management (4th edition).
Applied ethics: Have we lost a crucial opportunity?
Rehabilitation psychology. 60(4):376-8 [DOI] 10.1037/rep0000067. [PMID] 26618218.
Guidelines for postdoctoral training in rehabilitation psychology.
Rehabilitation psychology. 57(4):267-79 [DOI] 10.1037/a0030774. [PMID] 23181578.
The APA Ethical Principles as a foundational competency: application to rehabilitation psychology.
Rehabilitation psychology. 56(3):219-30 [DOI] 10.1037/a0024206. [PMID] 21767038.


PhDs, developmental psychology; clinical psychology
1986 · Vanderbilt University

Contact Details

(352) 273-6377
Business Mailing:
PO Box 100185
Business Street:
4101 HPNP ROOM 4114
4101 HPNP