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College of Nursing Faculty

Gail Barbosa, SCD, RNGail Gilden, ScD, RN
Director of Ph.D. Program
Associate Professor

Medical University of South Carolina
College of Nursing
99 Jonathan Lucas Street
MSC 160
Charleston, SC 29425-1600

Fax: (843) 792-9258

Dr. Gail Gilden is Director of the Online Ph.D. Program in the College of Nursing. She received her bachelor and master of science degrees in nursing from University of Maryland, and her doctoral degree in maternal child health at Johns Hopkins University, School of Public Health. Dr. Gilden joined the nursing faculty in 1990 and has taught undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral courses. She has served the college in the roles of faculty, department chair, associate dean and currently serves as Director of the Ph.D. Program.

Dr. Gilden's clinical interests involve the care of well women during pregnancy, birth, and early parenting. Her primary research is focused on the effects of stress on birth outcomes. She has received federal funding to examine the relationship of domestic violence to infant birth weight and length of pregnancy in a population of pregnant, rural women. She is currently developing and implementing a program of screening and referral for all pregnant women who deliver at Medical University Hospital and chairs the Women’s Violence Advisory Board. Dr. Gilden's second scholarly interest is the use of technology in teaching. She chairs the college task force responsible for on line programs of study and oversees the activities related to distributive learning methods.