Augusta University (formerly Georgia Regents University and Georgia Health Sciences University/Medical College of Georgia), Augusta, GA - Doctor of Philosophy
Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA - Master of Science in Nursing/Clinical Nurse Leader
Georgia Southwestern State University, Americus, GA - Bachelor of Science in Biology
Clinical Nurse Leadership (CNL)
Community-Based Research to Promote Physical Activity and Nutrition in Adolescent Populations
Qualitative Research Methods
Non-Communicable Disease Prevention
Practice Improvement Project/Evidence-Based Practice Collaboration and Implementation in Developing Countries
International and Interdisciplinary Research Partnerships
Hawks, M. R., Zadinsky, J.K., Barnes, V., Bratton, A., Mobley, S., & Weiss, S. (2016). Early adolescents’ physical activity and nutrition beliefs and behaviors in an urban cluster in the southeastern United States (doctoral dissertation).
Published. Schumacher, A., Sunderland, K., Hawks, M., Rosson, B., Sorrentino, R., Litwin, S., & Berman, A. (2013). Defibrillation threshold testing does not cause acute electrocardiographic changes in cardiomyopathy patients undergoing insertion of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator. Journal of Electrocardiology, 46(6), 619.
Published. Schumacher, A., Hawks, M., Akram, H., & Sunderland, K. (2012). Age-related changes in QRS and QTc interval times observed in isolated rabbit hearts after induction of ventricular fibrillation and spontaneous conversion to sinus rhythm. Journal of Electrocardiology, 45(6), 693.
Podium Presentation. Miranda Hawks and Beth Baugus-Wellmeier. “Revisiting the Pedagogical Approach of an Undergraduate Pharmacology Course.” Georgia Association of Nursing Education Conference, Pine Mountain, GA. 23 FEB 2019.
Podium Presentation. Miranda Hawks. “The Role of the Nurse in Safe Pharmacological Practice.” Viet Duc Nursing Conference, Hanoi, Vietnam. 20 OCT 2017.
Podium Presentation. Miranda Hawks. “Early Adolescents’ Physical Activity and Nutrition Beliefs and Behaviors in an Urban Cluster: An Interpretive Ethnography.” Georgia Nursing Leadership Coalition Symposium, Carrollton, GA. 14 NOV 2015.
Podium Presentation. Miranda Hawks. “Adolescent Nutrition and Physical Activity Beliefs and Behaviors: A Qualitative Literature Review.” Georgia Nursing Leadership Coalition Symposium, Atlanta, GA. 1 NOV 2014.
Poster. Miranda Hawks, Sangmi Kim, “Characteristics of School-Based Peer-Led Obesity Prevention in Adolescents: A Systematic Review,” 4th Annual Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Conference, Augusta, GA. 12 OCT 2013.
Primary Investigator. “Early Adolescents’ Physical Activity and Nutrition Beliefs and Behaviors in an Urban Cluster: An Interpretive Ethnography.” Center for Nursing Research, Georgia Regents University, Augusta, GA. ($5000.00 funded)
Primary Investigator. “School-Based Obesity Prevention through Peer Facilitated Support Modalities.” Institute of Public and Preventative Health Community Health Partnership Grants, Georgia Health Sciences University, Augusta, GA. (unfunded)
Sigma Theta Tau
Georgia Association for Nurse Educators (GANE)
U.S. Consultant, Vietnam Nurse Project
Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement
Awards and Honors
- Governor’s Teaching Fellow, University of Georgia Institute for Higher Education (2019)
- Outstanding Faculty Award – Virginia Henderson Award (Student-Generated – Class of May 2018), Piedmont College (2018)
- Mary Allen Lindsey Branan Scholarship, College of Nursing, Georgia Regents University (2015)
- Drs. Vickie & Clinton Lambert Scholarship, College of Nursing, Georgia Regents University (2015)
- Mary Allen Lindsey Branan Scholarship, College of Nursing, Georgia Regents University (2013)
- Drs. Vickie & Clinton Lambert Scholarship, College of Nursing, Georgia Health Sciences University (2012)
- Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship, College of Nursing, Georgia Health Sciences University (2011)
- Federal PELL Grant Recipient, Georgia Southwestern State University (2003-2007)
HOPE Scholarship, Georgia Southwestern State University (2003-2007)