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Amanda Gilmore Ph.D.

Amanda K. Gilmore Ph.D.

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  • Assistant Professor
  • College of Nursing
  • Nursing
Academic Focus
  • Prevention and treatment of alcohol and drug use, sexual assault, and sexual health problems
  • Reducing barriers to accessing treatment through technology-based interventions
  • Treatment of co-occurring post traumatic stress disorder and substance use disorder


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Dr. Gilmore received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Washington in 2015. She completed her clinical internship training at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle Division and her postdoctoral training in child and adult trauma research at the National Crime Victims Research & Treatment Center at MUSC. She joined the MUSC faculty in 2016 and currently holds a joint appointment in the College of Nursing and the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences as an Assistant Professor (Research).

 Due to the high rates of co-occurrence between substance use and post traumatic stress symptoms, she is dedicated to studying the etiology, prevention, and treatment of substance misuse and traumatic stress using experimental designs and randomized clinical trials. Specifically, her work focuses on (1) integrated alcohol use and sexual assault risk reduction programming; (2) technology-based interventions to improve the rate of treatment access and decrease treatment drop out rates; and (3) understanding the impact of substance use and traumatic experiences on sexual health and risky behavior to inform interventions. She is particularly interested in high-risk populations including college students, Soldiers, Veterans, adolescents, and sexual minorities. Dr. Gilmore is PI and Co-I of several intramural and extramural grants. Her current grants that she PIs includes a K23 award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to develop and pilot test an integrated prevention program for substance use, sexual assault, and sexual risk among adolescents in primary care clinics, an R34 award from the National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse to develop integrated alcohol use and sexual assault prevention for college students, and a South Carolina Telehealth Alliance grant to develop an mHealth application to reduce barriers to accessing care after a recent sexual assault.

Dr. Gilmore is also a licensed Clinical Psychologist and sees patients at Comprehensive Psychiatric Care Specialists.