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Fern R. Hauck

Unit: School of Medicine
Department: Department of Family Medicine
Office location and address
University Hospital Family Medicine
1415 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
St. Louis Universtiy, 1978, MD
Residency, Family Practice, Maine-Dartmouth
Fellowship, Family Medicine, Case Western Reserve

Fern R. Hauck is currently associate professor of family medicine and public health sciences at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. She is also the director of the International Family Medicine Clinic at UVA.

Dr. Hauck's primary research focuses on sudden unexpected infant death, including sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). She has studied risk factors for SIDS and other unexpected infant deaths, especially focusing on African-American and other minority communities. She has also studied bedsharing practices cross culturally and preventive strategies, such as pacifier use. An important theme of Dr. Hauck's research is eliminating disparities in health services and outcomes. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Task Force on SIDS and is an advisor to several other organizations and federal agencies that focus on infant health and safety.

Her other professional passion is global health and caring for refugees. She started the International Family Medicine Clinic in 2002, which serves the refugee population of Charlottesville.

Dr. Hauck enjoys many hobbies including travel, gardening, reading, theater and music. Most of all, she enjoys spending time with her family.

MD-PEDT Support via Online Social Networks to Promote Safe Infant Care Practices Toward Reducing Racial Disparities in Infant Mortality (SUPERSONIC)
Source: U.S. NIH on Minority Health and Health Disparities
May 06, 2021 – January 31, 2026
Using Integrative Omics as Biomarkers and Diagnostic Tools for SIDS
Source: U.S. NIH Institute of Child Health & Human Develop
September 01, 2020 – August 31, 2024
Social Media and Risk Reduction Teaching-Enhanced Reach (SMARTER) Study
Source: Trustees Of Boston University
June 05, 2019 – March 31, 2023
Uva Family Medicine Little Free Library: Sharing Books with Refugee Families
Source: Beth Israel Congregation
May 01, 2018 – October 31, 2019
Social Media and Risk-Reduction Training for Infant Care Practices (SMART)
Source: Trustees Of Boston University
September 11, 2012 – May 31, 2018
MD-FMED Genetic Variants in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Source: CJ Foundation for SIDS
January 01, 2014 – June 30, 2017
MD-FMED Social Media and Risk-reduction Training for Infant Care Practices (SMART)-supplement
Source: Trustees Of Boston University
June 01, 2014 – May 31, 2017
MD FMED Evaluation of Bedtime Basics for Babies:A National Crib Distribution Program to Reduce the Risk of Sleep-related Sudden Infant Deaths
Source: First Candle
July 01, 2013 – December 31, 2014
  • 2015-2018 Best Doctors in America® List