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Stella E. Hines, MD, MSPH

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:


Additional Title:

Research Subject Advocate, General Clinical Research Center


11 S Paca St., Ste, 200

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Education and Training

Rice University, Houston, TX: BA – Biochemistry, 1998

Texas A&M University College of Medicine: MD, 2002

University of Colorado, Colorado School of Public Health: MSPH, 2009

The University of Chicago Hospitals, Residency in Internal Medicine, 2002

The University of Colorado-Denver, Fellowship in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, 2008

The University of Colorado-Denver, Residency in Occupational & Environmental Medicine, 2009


Dr. Hines is board-certified in Occupational Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine and Internal Medicine. She is a member of the American Thoracic Society, the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and the International Society for Respiratory Protection.

Dr. Hines’ research interests include respiratory protection and pulmonary function and symptom analysis in occupational exposure groups. She has participated in medical surveillance and studies of workers exposed to depleted uranium and other military-relevant sources, epoxy resins, artificial flavoring ingredients, coal and hard rock miners and workers exposed to beryllium. She has made invited presentations at local and international conferences.

Dr. Hines serves as the Associate National Medical Director of the Building Trades Medical Screening Program. This Department of Energy (DOE)-sponsored program provides medical surveillance for over 18,000 former DOE workers from the construction trades.  She teaches pre-clinical coursework within the School of Medicine and precepts students, residents and fellows in her outpatient and inpatient practices.

Research/Clinical Keywords

occupational lung disease, military exposures, respiratory protection, construction worker, lung cancer screening, pulmonary function, spirometry, exposure-related disease

Highlighted Publications

Hines SE, Gucer P, Kligerman S, Breyer R, Centeno J, Gaitens J, Oliver M, Engelhardt S, Squibb K, McDiarmid M.  Pulmonary Health Effects in Gulf War I Service Members Exposed to Depleted Uranium.  Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2013:55;937-944.

Hines SE, Barker EA, Robinson M, Knight V, Gaitens J, Sills M, Duvall K, Rose CS. Cross-Sectional Study of Respiratory Symptoms, Spirometry, and Immunologic Sensitivity in Epoxy Resin Workers. Clinical and Translational Science. 2015:8;722-28.

Hines, SE, Mueller, N, Oliver, M, Gucer, P, McDiarmid, M. Qualitative Analysis of Origins and Evolution of an Elastomeric Respirator-based Hospital Respiratory Protection Program.  Journal of the International Society for Respiratory Protection. 2017:34:95-111.


Hines, SE, Barnes, AH, Brown, C, Gucer, P, Oliver, MS, Gaitens, JM, Condon, M, McDiarmid, M. Impulse Oscillometry Measurement of Distal Airways Obstruction in Depleted Uranium Exposed Gulf War Veterans. American Journal of Industrial Medicine. 2018:61:308-316.


Hines, SE, Brown, C, Oliver, M, Gucer, P, Frisch, M, Hogan, R, Roth, T, Chang, J, McDiarmid, M. User acceptance of reusable respirators in healthcare. American Journal of Infection Control. 2019:47:648-655.



Awards and Affiliations

Selected to Alpha Omega Alpha, Honor Medical Society, 2002

Golden Apple Award for Best Pre-clinical Faculty as selected by the graduating Class of 2017, University of Maryland School of Medicine, May 18, 2017 

Recognized as a “Top Doc” by Baltimore magazine, 2014, 2016, 2017