Laura Hildreth

Laura E Hildreth , MS

Program Director

Program Director, CCTST Center for Improvement Science;

Medical Sciences Building
231 Albert Sabin Way, Room 5458
ML 0556
Cincinnati, Ohio 45267-0556
Phone 5135583333
Fax 5135581708


M.S. Human Nutrition: University of Bridgeport Bridgeport, CT, (Nutrition)

B.A. Fine Arts: Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Illinois, (Communication and Fine Arts - Studio Arts)

Research and Practice Interests

As Program Director for the CCTST Center for Improvement Science, research, teaching, and consultative services focus on the facilitation and  support of collaborative projects, especially those that involve academic-community partnerships, cross-disciplinary partnerships, and those that help to promote diversity, inclusion, and equity across our institutional partners. As a member of the Team Science Faculty, focus is on the creation of Collaboration and Team Science content for academic courses and customized workshops, as well as the development of asynchronous material to support teams, and the management of logistics for and marketing of collaboration and team science workshops. Research is focused on the development and validation of Collaboration Planning and Team Science competencies. 

Positions and Work Experience

2014 -2018 Program Manager, UC Health,

1999 -2014 Assistant Dean, University of Cincinnati,

09-04-2018 -To Present Program Director, University of Cincinnati,


Peer Reviewed Publications

Kues, J.R.; Knapke, J.M.; Elshaer, S.; Mendell, A.M.; Hildreth, L.; Schuckman, S.M.; Wijesooriya, J.; Butsch Kovacic, M. (2022. ) COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy: A Critical Time Period Analysis. .Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, , 19 (8098 ) , More Information

John R Kues, Jason T Blackard, Jackie M Knapke, Laura Hildreth, Megan Johnstone, Elizabeth J Kopras, Megan K Lamkin, Rebecca C Lee, Angela Mendell, Jennifer R Molano (2023. ) Creating a team science infrastructure to promote research collaboration .Journal of Clinical and Translational Science, ,


Invited Presentations

Kues, J.R.; Kopras, E.; Hildreth, L. (10-06-2022. ) Team Charters .Zoom, Workshop. . Level:University

Kues, J.R.; Hildreth, L. (08-19-2022. ) Team Charter Facilitation .In Person, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Workshop. . Level:Department

Poster Presentations

H. Robert Kolb, Angela Mendell, Jessica Fritter, Karen Carter, Nicole Summerside, Nicole Exe, Jen Sprecher, Elizabeth Kopras, Ty Saldana, David Aslaner, Laura Hildreth, Bernadette Capili, JT Means, Meg Thomas, Carolynn Jones (04-21-2022. ) Reframing the JTF Clinical Trial Competencies from a CRP Team Science Perspective .Science of Team Science , Conference. . Level:International

Jackie Knapke, Laura Hildreth, Jennifer Molano, Stephanie Schuckman, Jason Blackard, Megan Johnstone, Elizabeth Kopras, Megan Lamkin, Rebecca Lee, Jack Kues, Angela Mendell (08-03-2022. ) Andragogy in Practice: Applying a Theoretical Framework to Team Science Training; SciTS Conference .Science of Team Science , Online. . Conference. . Level:International


Collaboration, Team Building, Team Science, Team Charters, Communication, Conflict Management, Network Development, Social Network Analysis, Well-being, Change Management, Community Engagement,

Courses Taught

-HNRS-2081 EXPL BIOMED RSCH Level:Undergraduate

Contact Information

Academic - Medical Sciences Building
231 Albert Sabin Way, Room 5458
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45267-0556
Phone: 5135583333
Fax: 5135581708