Hana Anderson, Ph.D. for UC Davis Health

Hana Anderson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor



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Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Anderson's academic interest focuses on medical education. She is interested in developing and disseminating undergraduate medical education materials in foundational sciences such as genetics and gross anatomy as well as educational theories and pedagogies.


Cardiovascular Medicine
Cell Biology and Human Anatomy

Undergraduate School

B.S., Biology, Ochanomizu Women's University, Tokyo, Japan 1984

Other School

M.S., Genetics, Ochanomizu Women's University, Tokyo, Japan 1987

Other School

Ph.D., Molecular Biology, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan 1995

Kaiser Foundation Hospitals Award for Excellence in the Teaching of the Basic Sciences, UC Davis School of Medicine, 2021

Dean’s Team Award for Inclusion Excellence in Education/Teaching: Supporting Education Excellence in Diversity, UC Davis Health, 2019

Anderson H, Studer AC, Holm KN, Suzuki A. A Case-Based Active Learning Session for Medical Genetics Resources. MedEdPORTAL. 2021 Apr 1;17:11135. doi:10.15766/mep_2374-8265.11135. PMID:33816796.

Tucker RP, Anderson H. Dissection Experience and Performance on a Human Gross Anatomy Written Examination: Lessons Learned During the Covid-19 Pandemic. Anat Sci Educ. 2021 Mar;14(2):169-170. doi: 0.1002/ase.2044. Epub 2021 Jan 27. PMID:33351270.

Anderson H, Tucker RP. A cadaveric analysis of anatomical variations of the anterior belly of the digastric muscle. Folia Morphol (Warsz). 2021;80(3):691-698. doi:10.5603/FM.a2020.0105. Epub 2020 Sep 8. PMID:32896874.

Anderson H, Sweeney C, Perry R, Vaquero J, Ison H. Patient-centered team-based learning in pre-clinical curriculum supporting the application of knowledge to real-world clinical experience. Med Sci Educ. 2020;30(2):65-68. doi:10.1007/s40670-019-00872-5.

Hagiwara N. Genome Editing for Cardiovascular Diseases-A Brief Review for Cardiologists. Am J Cardiol. 2019 Mar 15;123(6):1002-1006. doi:10.1016/j.amjcard.2018.12.003. Epub 2018 Dec 19. PMID:30606452.

Hagiwara N. Application of active learning modalities to achieve medical genetics competencies and their learning outcome assessments. Adv Med Educ Pract. 2017 Dec 14;8:817-829. doi:10.2147/AMEP.S145696. PMID:29276425.

An CI, Ichihashi Y, Peng J, Sinha NR, Hagiwara N. Transcriptome Dynamics and Potential Roles of Sox6 in the Postnatal Heart. PLoS One. 2016 Nov 10;11(11):e0166574. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0166574. PMID:27832192.

An CI, Ganio E, Hagiwara N. Trip12, a HECT domain E3 ubiquitin ligase, targets Sox6 for proteasomal degradation and affects fiber type-specific gene expression in muscle cells. Skelet Muscle. 2013 May 10;3(1):11. doi:10.1186/2044-5040-3-11. PMID:23663701.

An CI, Hagiwara N. Genome-wide analysis of transcription factor-binding sites in skeletal muscle cells using ChIP-seq. Methods Mol Biol. 2013;1067:51-64. doi:10.1007/978-1-62703-607-8_4. PMID:23975785.